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Tuesday January 20th 1976

friars aylesbury phase three - vale hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

 

Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance
Rab Noakes
 
related friars history (click on date)
Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance Saturday November 30th 1974  Saturday March 22nd 1975  

The Faces (Ronnie Lane)  Friars Watford Thursday May 6th 1971

Blossom Toes (Brian Belshaw) Monday June 23rd 1969  Monday 22nd September 1969  

 

 
setlist
 
 
band line up
Slim Chance
Ronnie Lane (guitar/vocs)  Brian Belshaw (bass) Ruan O'Lochlainn (sax) Steve Simpson (guitar) Jim Frank (drums) Charlie Hart (violin)
 
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

 
 
ticket

 

memories
 
press cuttings

 
what happened next
Could and should have been huge. lane's 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.

Rab Noakes is still performing and took part in a successful and superb Gerry Rafferty memorial gig in early 2012.

 
odds and trivia
 
official web presence
Ronnie Lane official site  Charlie Hart official site
 
sound and vision
 
Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance - The Poacher 
 
 
Rab Noakes - Branch
 
 

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