Ronnie Lane (guitar/vocs) Brian Belshaw (bass) Ruan
O'Lochlainn (sax) Steve Simpson (guitar) Jim Frank (drums) Charlie Hart
Willi and the Red Hot Peppers
Phil Lithman (guitar) Martin Stone (guitar) Paul Bailey
(guitar/banjo/sax) Paul Riley (bass) Pete Thomas (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to
what happened next
Ronnie Lane Could and should have been huge. His 1977
album Rough Mix which showed his true credentials received rave reviews
but poor promotion. It was also in this period that he was diagnosed with
MS. He continued to perform for many years, moving to the US where a
climate change aided his health. His health ultimately took a turn for the
worse and with little money coming in, his old Faces chums, Ronnie Wood
and Rod Stewart ensured his medical bills were paid. At Rod Stewart's Wembley Stadium 1987 gig, he reunited The Faces and was, along with
everyone else, visibly moved when Ronnie Lane made his way to the stage.
Lane died in 1997.
Chilli Willi and the Red Hot
disbanded by 1975. Drummer Pete Thomas joined Elvis Costello and the
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