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Ronnie Lane (April 1, 1946 - June 4, 1997) was an English singer, songwriter and bass player (nicknamed "Plonk") best known for his membership in two prominent English rock bands, Small Faces (1965-69) and Faces (1970-75).
He quit Faces in 1973 and formed his own band, Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, in 1973 to record the hit singles "How Come" (UK No. 11) and "The Poacher", then the album Anymore For Anymore, showcasing his own blend of British rock, folk, and country music.
After great initial success with the singles, he commenced a tour called "the Passing Show", touring the UK as a carnival, complete with tents, barkers, etc. Viv Stanshall, from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, was a short-lived ringmaster (of sorts).
Ronnie moved to Island Records and issued Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance and One For The Road. In late 1976, he joined a short-lived reformation of the Small Faces, but quit after two rehearsals, to be replaced by Rick Wills (who currently plays alongside Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones in the Jones Gang). However, since Lane had already signed a contract with Atlantic Records as pa...
|Born||April 1, 1946|
|Origin||East London, England|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Bassist|