On Dec. 3rd of 2014, we lost Ian McLagan. If he was still with us, he would have…
Written by megarock on May 17, 2018
On Dec. 3rd of 2014, we lost Ian McLagan. If he was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Ian is best known for his time with The Faces / Small Faces and for his work with The Rolling Stones.
In 1965, Ian was hired, for £30 a week, to join Small Faces by their manager, Don Arden, replacing Jimmy Winston. Once the ‘probation’ period ended, his pay was reduced (at his request) to £20 a week, which was what the other band members were getting. (They never received more than that because their manager Don Arden collected all the money and only paid the band a salary. It wasn’t until 1997 that they started receiving any royalties).
Happy Birthday Ian. Return If Possible.