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Photos From ‘The Faces 1969 to 1975’

Rare photographs with quotes by Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones

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Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart of the Faces backstage

Photograph by © Barry Plummer courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

The Faces backstage at the Weeley Festival in Essex, England, August 29, 1971.

"As a kid coming up listening to Rock and Roll, no band better exemplified 'Party Band' like the Faces, and no band has since. They wrote drunken, bluesy, cum-drenched Rock and Roll song and delivered them with the ultimate 'tip and a wink' attitude. And they always has the best hair.

One of Britain's greatest contributors to Rock and Roll, the Faces' brand of pub swagger had the right combination of grit, charm, mischief, soul, style and wicked sense of humour, to make them one of the most iconic bands of all time."

-Slash

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Photograph by © Tom Wright courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1970

The Faces in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May of 1970.

"Tom Wright was a friend of Pete Townshend's. He took these photographs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pete always encouraged us with whatever we did. I didn't know him that well but he used to send me messages like, 'I love your guitar playing.' It was a freak accident that Tom took Who photos and then Faces photos. I think we were all kind of on acid and in a forest somewhere." –Ronnie Wood

Photograph by © Tom Sheehy courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1970

The Faces perform at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, April 11, 1970.

 

Photograph by © The Peter Hujar Archive, LLC courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

The Faces relax by the pool in Clemson, South Carolina, April 23, 1972.

"We used to play football all the time.  On one occasion we met this guy who gave us some MDMA or something and it meant we spent all day kicking a football, we were so full of energy.  We'd kick it waiting for the car to take us to the airport, and then we'd be kicking it around the airport and then we'd arrive the other end and carry on."  -Ian McLagan

Photograph by © Dagmar courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

The Faces serenade the photographer backstage at Tampa Bay Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida, April 30, 1972.

Photograph by © Tom Wright courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

Known by the band as 'The Great Leaper' picture; taken backstage while on tour in the United States, in August of 1972.

Photograph by © Charlie Auringer courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

Ronnie Wood backstage at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, September 6, 1972.

"They adopted us around Michigan for some reason.  In some of the little suburban towns like Ann Arbor we used to be like gold dust." -Ronnie Wood

Photograph by © Charlie Auringer courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

The Faces perform in Detroit, Michigan, September 6, 1972.

Photograph by © Tom Wright courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

The Faces performing in 1972.

"It was all so happy-go-lucky on stage.  Everyone was falling over each other all the time.  Typical Faces that is." – Kenney Jones

"In a heap on the floor.  Good memories." – Ronnie Wood

Photograph by © Dan Shannon courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

The Faces perform at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Septmeber 11, 1972.

Photograph by © Barrie Wentzell courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1972

The Faces perform at the Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle, England, December 8, 1972.

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1974

Keith Richards performs with the Faces in Kilburn, England, December 23, 1974.

"My mum and dad came into the dressing-room afterwards and Keith was slumped in the corner of the room; my mum came in saying, 'Who was that ugly bloke on stage with you?' I said, 'Mum – he's carrying a gun and a knife. What are you going to do?'"

-Ian McLagan

Photograph by © Charlie Auringer courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1975

Ronnie Wood performing in Detroit, Michigan, February 14, 1975.

"This jacket was made by Ossie Clark for my solo concert in 1974.  I went to his place in Warwick Gardens up in Kensington the day of the concert, and said, 'Ossie, can I have my jacket?' and he went, 'It's not finished!'  I went, 'Just give it to me!'  He went, 'Ronnie!  Come back, it's not finished!'  I said, 'Fuck it!  Nor's my album!'

Photograph by © Tom Wright courtesy of 'FACES 1969 to 1975' Available through Genesis Publications

1975

Rod Stewart backstage while on tour in the U.S., 1975.

 

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