Flashback: Rod Stewart & Faces+Keith Richards Final Concert

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Watch Rod Stewart & Faces – (Special Guest Keith Richards) Final Concert in 1974 at London’s Kilburn State Theatre (FULL CONCERT) HQ

Faces Say Farewell To London In 1974 December the 23rd

This is the final rollicking concert of the legendary Faces featuring a high powered performance from Keith Richards,  a string section for a little class. Although Rod went on to bigger success, many say his association with Faces was the musical highpoint of his career and this concert is the cinematic proof.rod

Stewart and his Faces group were joined on-stage by Rolling Stones stalwart Keith Richard. For the record, “Faces” consisted of Ron Wood (guitar) Ian McLaglan (keyboard), future Who member Kenny Jones (drums) and Tetsu Yamauchi (replacing Ronnie Lane on bass).

 

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame act Faces said farewell to their home country on this date. Faces featuring frontman Rod Stewart, keyboardist Ian McLagan, guitarist Ron Wood, drummer Kenney Jones and bassist Tetsu Yamauchi played what would be their final concert in the U.K. at London’s Kilburn State Theatre on December 23, 1974. Though Faces went on to tour the U.S. twice in 1975, the band’s London performance from the prior December was filmed and released under the moniker Rod Stewart & Faces – The Final Concert.

 

The Final Concert is a rollicking Faces set which includes guest spots from Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards for “Sweet Little Rock’n Roller,” “I’d Rather Go Blind” and “Twistin’ The Night Away.” Faces show off their propensity for covers throughout the set with songs such as Bobby Womack’s “It’s All Over Now,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel” and Sam Cooke’s “Twistin’ The Night Away” thrown in. The concert ends with a pair of hits from Stewart’s solo albums – “You Wear It Well” and “Maggie May” – followed by an a capella rendition of “We’ll Meet Again” which ended most Faces concerts between 1971 and 1974.

Set: It’s All Over Now, Take A Look At The Guy, Bring It On Home To Me – You Send Me, Sweet Little Rock’n Roller, I’d Rather Go Blind, Angel, I Can Feel The Fire, You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything, Twistin’ The Night Away, You Wear It Well-Maggie May, We’ll Meet Again [a cappella]

 

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