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Rod Stewart: An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down

In November 1969, “Vertigo” label released “An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down”, the debut Rod Stewart album. It was recorded June – August 1969, at “Lansdowne” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart and Lou Reizner.


  • Rod Stewart – vocals, guitars
  • Ronnie Wood – guitars, bass, harmonica
  • Martin Pugh – guitars
  • Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
  • Ian McLagan – piano, organ
  • Mike d’Abo – piano
  • Keith Emerson – organ
  • Micky Waller – drums
  • Lou Reizner – vocals
  • Keith “Marcus Keef” MacMillan – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  2. Man of Constant Sorrow – traditional arranged by Rod Stewart
  3. Blind Prayer
  4. Handbags and Gladrags – Mike d’Abo
  5. I Wouldn’t Ever Change a Thing
  6. Cindy’s Lament
  7. Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl

Faces: Ooh La La

In March 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Ooh La La”, the fourth Faces studio album. It was recorded September 1972 – January 1973, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns.


  • Rod Stewart – lead vocal, electric guitar
  • Ronnie Lane – lead vocal, rhythm and acoustic guitars, tambourine, bass, percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – lead and co-lead vocal, slide, acoustic, rhythm and guitars, electric bouzouki
  • Ian McLagan – co-lead and backing vocal, piano, organ, harmonium
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Neemoi “Speedy” Aquaye – congas, shakers, percussion
  • Phil Chapman – klaxon, engineer
  • Glyn Johns – engineer
  • Ron Nevison – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Silicone Grown – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  2. Cindy Incidentally – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  3. Flags and Banners – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart
  4. My Fault – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  5. Borstal Boys – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  6. Fly in the Ointment – Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Ron Wood
  7. If I’m on the Late Side – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart
  8. Glad and Sorry – Ronnie Lane
  9. Just Another Honky – Ronnie Lane
  10. Ooh La La – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Everything Stops for Tea”, the seventh John Baldry album. It was recorded January – February 1972, at “I.B.C.” and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Elton John and Rod Stewart.


  • John Baldry – vocals, guitar
  • Elton John – piano, backing vocals
  • Rod Stewart – banjo, backing vocals
  • Madeline Bell – vocals
  • Doris Troy – vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Barry St. John – vocals
  • James Litherland – guitar
  • Bob Weston – guitar
  • Davey Johnstone – guitar
  • Sam Mitchell – steel guitar
  • Ian Armit – keyboards
  • Jimmy Horowitz – keyboards
  • Stefan Delft – viola
  • Richard Brown – bass guitar
  • Bill Smith – bass guitar
  • John Porter – bass guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • John Dentith – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums
  • Terry Stannard – drums
  • Micky Waller – percussion
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. Intro: Come Back Again – Ross Wilson
  2. Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
  3. Wild Mountain Thyme – traditional; arranged by John Baldry, Davey Johnstone
  4. Iko Iko – Sharon Jones, Jesse Thomas, Joe Jones, Mary Lynn Jones
  5. Jubilee Cloud – John Kongos, Peter Leroy
  6. Everything Stops for Tea – Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler
  7. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover – Willie Dixon
  8. Mother Ain’t Dead – traditional
  9. Hambone – Sam Mitchell
  10. Lord Remember Me – Myrtle Jackson
  11. Armit’s Trousers – Ian Armit

On April 18, 1996.

On April 18, 1996, Bernard Edwards died aged 43. He was musician (bass), singer, songwriter and record producer, co-founder of the band Chic. As musician and producer he worked with David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, Madonna, The Power Station, Duran Duran, Norma Jean Wright, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Sheila and B. Devotion, Nona Hendryx, Robert Palmer, Belouis Some, Air Supply, Rod Stewart, Adam Ant and James Freud. As leader Edwards released one album. In 2017, “Bass Player” magazine placed Edwards at number 53 on its list of the “Greatest Bassist of All Time”.

On March 27, 1970.

On March 27, 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “First Step” the debut Faces album. It was recorded December 1969 – January 1970, at “De lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones.


  • Rod Stewart – lead and backing vocals, harmonica, banjo
  • Ronnie Lane – lead and backing vocals, bass, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Ronnie Wood – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, second bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ian McLagan – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric and acoustic pianos, backing vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Martin Birch – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
  2. Devotion – Ronnie Lane
  3. Shake, Shudder, Shiver – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  4. Stone – Ronnie Lane
  5. Around The Plynth – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  6. Flying – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  7. Pineapple and the Monkey – Ronnie Wood
  8. Nobody Knows – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  9. Looking Out the Window – Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan
  10. Three Button Hand Me Down – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart

Joe Lala

On March 18, 2014, Joseph Anthony Lala died aged 66. He was musician (percussion), singer and actor, worked with many musicians and bands including The Byrds, Ringo Starr, Bill Wyman, Stephen Stills, Barbra Streisand, Dan Fogelberg, Manassas, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, Dione Warwick, The Stills-Young Band, Rod Stewart, Graham Nash, The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne, Whitney Houston and Joe Walsh, but was best known as founding member and leader of the band Blues Image.

Thomas Huntley

On March 7, 1988, Thomas Gordon Huntley died aged 62. He was musician (guitar, steel guitar), recorded and performed with many artists including The Black Stetson Boys, George Brown’s Alabama Hayriders, The Saddletramps, Dougie Dee and the Dee Men, Keith Christmas, Cliff Richard, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Clodagh Rodgers, Barbara Dickson, The Pretty Things and Fairport Convention, but was best known as member of  Matthews Southern Comfort.

David Williams

On March 6, 2009, David Williams died aged 58. He was musician (guitar, bass guitar), vocalist, song writer and music producer, known as a prominent and most in demand session guitarist. He worked with The Dells, The Temptations, Madonna, Michael Jackson,  Chanson, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Allen, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Julio Iglesias, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael McDonald, Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Go West, ABC, Boz Scaggs, Karen Carpenter, Mariah Carey, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Johnny Mathis, Del Shannon, Chaka Khan, Paul Hardcastle, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Diana Ross, the Crusaders, Andraé Crouch, Eddie Murphy, Herbie Hancock, Peter Cetera, Whitney Houston and Monkey Business. As leader he released two albums.

In February 1971.

In February 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Long Player”, the second Faces studio album. It was recorded September 1970 – January 1971, at “Morgan Studios” in London and “The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Unit”, the live tracks recorded in November 1970 at “Filmore East” in New York City, and was produced by Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones.

  • Rod Stewart – lead vocals
  • Ronnie Lane – lead vocal, bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals, first verse/harmony
  • Ronnie Wood – lead, slide, acoustic and pedal steel guitars, backing and co-lead vocal
  • Ian McLagan – piano, organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Beckett – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Bad ‘n’ Ruin – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart
  2. Tell Everyone – Ronnie Lane
  3. Sweet Lady Mary – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  4. Richmond – Ronnie Lane
  5. Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
  6. Had Me a Real Good Time – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  7. On the Beach – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood
  8. I Feel So Good – Big Bill Broonzy
  9. Jerusalem – Hubert Parry, William Blake

On November 12, 2003.

On November 12, 2003, Anthony Terrence Thompson died aged 48. He was musician (drums), member of bands the Distance, That Hideous Strength, Labelle, The Power Station, and Chic, has performed and recorded with Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Jody Walley, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Crown of Thorns, and Rod Stewart.