Ian McLagan – RIP


La notizia è triste e tragica. A 69 anni è morto Ian McLagan leggendario tastierista degli Small Faces e dei Faces. Ricoverato in condizioni critiche in un ospedale di Austin (dove si era trasferito nel 1994 e dove suonava sporadicamente con la Bump Band) – “We are saddened to confirm that Ian McLagan was hospitalized early this morning in Austin, TX. We appreciate the outpouring of concern and ask that you keep Ian in your thoughts and prayers” – è deceduto nel pomeriggio di oggi (3 dicembre) a causa di un infarto. Nel 2012 era entrato nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame come membro delle due band con cui rimane nella storia. The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Chuck Berry, Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Westerberg, Izzy Stradlin, Frank Black, Nikki Sudden, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg… sono solo alcuni degli artisti con cui McLagan ha collaborato nella sua splendida carriera. Il 17 giugno aveva pubblicato l’album ‘United States’ via Yep Roc Records che segnava il ritorno discografico dopo 5 anni.

Andy Bell: Really sad to hear about the passing of Ian MacLagan … Rest in peace Mac

Anton Newcombe: RIP Ian McLagan

Rod Stewart: RIP, Jimmy. Heaven has never sounded so sweet

Billy Bragg: I have lost a dear friend and British rock has lost one of its greatest players. RIP Ian McLagan 

John Mayer: Playing some Wurlitzer today in memory of my friend Ian McLagan. What a sweet soul and gifted musician

The Moons: RIP @Ian_McLagan. You will be so sadly missed by us all! God bless you. Your playing is perfect on this song xxx

Irvine Welsh: Small Faces – Afterglow RIP

Elisa Ambrogio: RIP Ian McLagan

Andrew Loog Oldham: IAN MCLAGAN ; R.I P with kim, with steve & ronnie. we’ll be better friends in the next run. un abrazo siempre

Clem Burke: The Empty Hearts are deeply saddened to learn that our dear friend and keyboardist Ian McLagan has passed away. We will remain forever grateful to him for lending his legendary talent to our work and his enthusiastic support of our efforts – but more so for his legacy as the exemplary man and musician he was. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. Today, our hearts are empty.