Ian McLagan On World Cafe

Ian McLagan. (Courtesy of the artist)
Ian McLagan. (Courtesy of the artist)

It's bittersweet to replay this session with Ian McLagan from 2005. The British keyboardist, who died in December 2014, was known as Mac to all of his friends — and if you met him, he was your friend. McLagan was a force for fun, and his gigs in his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, were always rowdy.

An original member of The Small Faces with Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane and Kenny Jones, McLagan was also in The Faces with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. (The Hammond B-3 he plays here is the one he used in the original recording of Stewart's "Maggie May.") Hear McLagan's full set, sprinkled with classics from The Faces' repertoire, on this page.

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