Ronnie Lane

About Ronnie Lane

Though Ronnie Lane is best known as the bassist and occasional vocalist for both Small Faces and Faces, his solo recordings -- small moments in life detailed in a tender voice, backed by a wide variety of acoustic instruments -- ought not be overlooked. With his band Slim Chance, Lane released 1974's Anymore for Anymore, 1975's Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, and 1976's One for the Road, albums that showed off his gentle soul and expansive songwriting skills. After these records, Lane turned to his friends for help. His collaboration with Pete Townshend on 1977's Rough Mix was a career highlight, while 1979's See Me, made with Eric Clapton, proved to be his last studio record. Despite multiple sclerosis, Lane never quit music, and the last decade of his life found him in America, seeking a cure and playing as many shows as he could until his death in 1997.

Plaistow, London, England
April 1, 1946
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