Sir Rod Stewart shares incredible Faces throwback photo as their Ooh La La album turns 50

Publish Date
Thursday, 5 October 2023, 9:43AM
Photo / Instagram

Photo / Instagram

Sir Rod Stewart took to Instagram to share a throwback from his Faces days as this week marks 50 years since the band released their album Ooh La La.

The band – including late members bassist Ronnie Lane and keyboard player Ian McLagan – shot to fame in the '70s with hits such as Stay With Me, Ooh La La and Cindy Incidentally before splitting in 1975.

Ronnie Wood, who went on to play in The Rolling Stones, shared the Faces snap, captioning the post, "50 years ago the Faces were at London’s Tramps Nightclub, launching their album Ooh La La."

And many fans commented on the post saying despite the years gone by, they still love the album.

One wrote, "Still a great song - and an awesome band - 50 years on. Ooh lah lah indeed."

Another commented, "Oh yes! My 50-year-old album is still a joy to hear!" with another adding, "You guys were amazing! One of my favourite bands."

A fourth commented, "Love that album still have the original in my record collection from when it first came out!"

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After the band split, Rod and Ronnie remained close friends and in May this year, the pair reunited on stage together at the Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to their pal Jeff Beck who died after contracting bacterial meningitis in January.

Rod's wife Penny has previously mentioned that she and Ronnie's wife, Sally Wood, had pestered their men to reunite and make a full-time comeback.

Speaking on Loose Women, she said, "Us wives are trying to get the boys back together. There’s nothing like them.”

The three surviving Faces members last played together at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Surrey in 2015, raising more than £100,000 (NZD$205,290) for the fight against prostate cancer.

It was their first gig in 40 years and their first performance since the death of keyboard player Ian McLagan.

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