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want to say about Ronnie Lane? Well now's your chance. Just go
and fill out the form!
November 15, 2004
name: john cotterill
Just to say roll on babe and the poacher are the best two songs
October 29, 2004
name: Mark Burge
Hello everyone. I just received a specially commissioned
painting of Ronnie done by Jon Langford (of the Mekons, Waco
It's truly beautiful. The gallery owner even sent me an email
that Ian McLagan had come into the gallery (in Austin) to see
it and thought it
October 22, 2004
name: Jim Magee
Whenever anyone asks me what the best concert I ever saw was,
answer: Ronnie Lane at the Rainbow. I don't even have to think
It was back in the
spring of 1981, and the concert was held on a stage which had
been set up in the entry way of the Rainbow! It was the only
concert I've ever
been to where none of the audience even budged toward the exit
- even after
about 5 encores! Ronnie Lane had been drinking heavily during
(probably for pain), and he finally just couldn't continue to
Rainbow management finally came out and pleaded with us to leave.
I have never
been to a concert like that, before or since, where such a strong
established between the performer and the audience. I'm sure
we would have all
gone home with him if he had asked! (Does anybody else out
September 29, 2004
name: Rob Georgia
I know that reportedly Ronnie Lane suffered from a medical condition
that is personally all too familiar to me. That is Multiple Sclerosis!
I always enjoyed his music, and he will always live in my memory...
September 11, 2004
Not been on net for long but knew that there must have been a
out there for such a brilliant musician. i had already worked
out a few of the
songs from ronnies albums the chords site has been great to look
at. Now i can
add a few more of his songs to my play list and help educate
some of the budding
players today. I always felt that Ronnie never got the credit
he deserved for
his talent over the years. his songs were honest, about life,
and a great
comfort to people who took the time to listen and appreciate
his music. the
simplicity of the songs gave them there appeal to his fans, his
melody and harmony are first rate irrespective of who he was
playing with (just
listen to all his contributions to the Faces list). His solo
particular is brilliant. thanks for a great web site hope it
have lots and lots of very fond memories of Ronnie/Slim Chance
his family and friends famous and non.
was a very close friend of my family from when he lived at Fishpool.
was only 11years of age at the time but can remember it as if
it was yesterday.
spent a lot of time at my mothers house as she was an Antique
Ronnie and Kate had lots of interests in Antiques and also my
brother was a
Hairdresser and would cut Ronnie and families hair!
Ronnie wasnt at our house then we would be up at his!!
was given by Ronnie and will get rid of the very first vinyl
single cut of the
"Poacher" to come off the line and also the album which
was Ronnies own first
cut off the line of "Anymore for Anymore" both of these
could go on for hours about the memories i have of the times
spent with Ronnie
but those i leave as my memories to share with friends and reminisce
over as i have 3 much older brothers who where more ronnies age!!
but i wont
forget the time i played my drum kit with ronnie on guitar!
Thought you might be interested in this.
The last track is a bit of a tribute to Ronnie Lane.
PELTON: CONTRARY BLUES
Release date: May 10, 2004
Available for free download from Lynn Point Records:
Contrary Blues is an EP by Knoxville songwriter Chris Pelton.
Chris has played
solo and in local bands (including Green Howlers, the Fort Marxmen,
Pony) since the 1980s. These tracks were recorded by Don Coffey
Jr. at the
former Stealth Studio as part of an attempt to finally get a
few of Chris' songs
on tape. Some of Knoxville's finest musicians helped out at the
including brother Chad Pelton (mandolins and singing), John Davis
guitar), Peg Hambright (fiddle and accordian), Scott Carpenter
John Wright (bass).
basic vocal and guitar tracks were recorded live in 1-2 takes
nights in November 2002. Additional tracks were laid down in
early 2003. Drink
not exactly blues, but it is contrary.
1. Springtime Greens
2. Streets of Knoxville
3. Saint Joan
5. Flat Tire Slapping
6. Don't You Follow Me Down
7. You and Me and Ronnie Lane
can a humble blues keyboard/harp/guitar player say, to
honour such a great artist? Ronnie Lane is the man who keeps
me alive during
stormy times... I´m an Sardinian volunteer in Germany,
and I don´t have so many
plans for my life, except enjoy it peacefully till the end. In
my island I have
a r´n´r band and I had the big honour to sing "Debris"
a couple of times...
Long live the soul and memory of the man!
It is too bad that Ronnie left us so soon...I found out by accident
while flipping through one of my Rock and Roll encyclopedias
that he had MS. I
was going to add his picture to my celebrity portion of MS Celebrities,
I checked a more up-to-date edition and that's when I found out
he died in 1997.
I, too, have MS, and it saddened me to hear I could not have
paid tribute to him
sooner, when he was living. In his honor, I will set up a portion
of my MS page
in honor and in memory of Ronnie Lane. I will give your site
my Links Page. My website is: www.tonykurtsandy.com
Ronnie was a class act and will be greatly missed. In the early
seventies he was my favourite Bass guitarist. I lost my father
to MS in 1970 hopefully someday they will find a cure.
February 4, 2004
Love all Ronnie Lane's stuff - but most of all - the records
after the faces- "Slim Chance" etc. Met Charlie Hart
recently and he told me
there was another tribute gig coming up this year in england
January 2, 2004
Amelia Earhardt is my favourite record of all time. It was also
a favourite of my mums, she recently passed away, so we all sang
it at her funeral.
God bless ya Ronnie.
You are one man I would like to have met.
October 29, 2003
Speaking of lyrics,
for "Nobody's Listening" you have the line: "You
must have heard of Pilot/He washed his hands/He washed his hands
the best he could..." The "pilot" he is referring
to is Pontius Pilate from the New Testament.
October 19, 2003
I was working on
a building site while How Come was in the
charts. Being pretty useless at most things I was relegated to
duties: we had almost completed a school and the concrete floorrs
sweeping over and over again. There was a lad working as a painter
and thew two of us had absolutely nothing in common apart froma
mutual liking of
this song. Every time Iwe bumped into each other we'd burst out
even broken up my broom" and fall about laughing. That's
just one of the many
reasons I love the music of Ronnie Lane.
October 18, 2003
First time visit
to this site, and it feels a little bit like
visiting ronnies grave, in the way you come just to pay respect
to someone who
you felt like you knew but didnt know who the hell you were.
I first met ronnie
lane at sheffield city hall in 1971 on a night that i will never
forget but he
probably never remembered. My first proper rock concert and i
had to be home for
10pm, but the faces hadnt even left the hotel by then. when they
stage an hour after that i was lost, and i just loved ron in
that barrow boy
look n that huge base guitar that he looked like he could hardly
hold up. Our
paths crossed so many times after that, in all the directions
his music took
him, and the directions that his music took me. More than anything
else ron will
be the music i grew up with, the music that influenced me that
made me laugh and
made me cry, or perhaps the music that was playing while i laughed
and cried. I
listened to how come again for the first ti!
me in a long time, and it just made me smile inside. thanks ron.
July 29, 2003
What a strange few
days. First I watch a Small Faces video and
become facinated by Ronnie Lane. To be honest, I wasn't aware
of him before but
watching him perform had me intrigued. There was an obvious joy
him when he played. On the 'Itchikoo Park' video there is a moment
plays a few heavenly notes against Steve Marriot's singing that
makes me think
of the word 'sublime'. Then I did a little research only to find
he has passed
away and I feel very sad. I don't live too far from his last
place of residence.
3 June, 2003
I met Ronnie in
the early 90's through a mutual friend while I was
living In Austin, TX. What a blessing. His body was ravaged due
to MS, but his
spirit and talent soared! He touched my soul beyond words. I
can hear his
musical influence even today. God bless you, Ronnie Lane!
from Dan's Rebecca
3 June, 2003
name: Simon Christopher
Nothing major here guys and gels! I just want to say that i love
Ronnie Lane. Pure and simple - just like the man himself.
20 May, 2003
name: Colin Mair
I'm in the process of moving to my (first)own home! In the wake
of it all...a year or so ago I misplaced my copy of "Lucky
Seven" that came with
the boxed set. It's been driving me nuts the whole time wondering
might be. Well I found it tonight with the move and all. I'm
playing it over
and over. Each time it makes my hair on the back of my neck stand
Honestly, I am lucky to have this CD. Thank you Ronnie.
Also I am a solid
donor to the MS Society of Canada in Ronnies name. Keep
playing the jive to keep the name and music alive!
Take good care all...Colin.
6 May, 2003
name: norman skeoch
Met Ronnie in Bath
about 1975 ish, Thought nice bloke. Said he would
check out my band,Which he did at the Berni Royal Hotel in Bath,
sadly he was to
late for a drink, but the Travelling Show will live on forever.....I
I would be on the same stage (he wanted local bands) but the
memory is still
good. Now, Stevie Marriott, what a spitter.
20 April, 2003
name: Alan Costin
Thought I would
let people know about my band.The band is called
2Ronnies and we play music from the careers of Ronnie Lane &
We are London based and our set contains Small Faces,Faces,Slim
Stewart and Stones songs.
Check out our website
22 November, 2002
Loved Ronnies music
in every project that he dare immerse himself
in.Being a big beatles fan i truly believe that that the small
faces should have
been up there with them .Only because of the media exploitation
of the scousers
and the poor management of the small ones left them in the shadow
of many bands
of that time.But the music still stands the test of time which
says it all
and it is still influencing new bands of today.One to speak of
is THE CRESCENT
quite unbelieveable the resemblance of the voice of their singer
marriot.Anyway i came on here to sing the praises of Ronnie which
justified.I truly believe the guy was touching genius as he wrote
songs.If i really had to choose one i think that it would have
to be Debris
the guy just seemed to open his soul for this song, for his father,and
all.Which i am totally grateful to be able to have this song
change my views
on my own situation. Miss you badly Ronnie long may you rest