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Ian McLagan – Rest In Peace

Ian McLagan 1945 - 2014

Ian McLagan 1945 – 2014

Words cannot express how we felt on hearing the news that the truly wonderful Ian “Mac” McLagan had died from a stroke at the young age of 69. The details are still coming in and our first reaction was, “This cannot be true”. It was just over a week ago that part one of Norman B’s up close and in depth conversations with Ian were aired on Life Elsewhere. The chats Ian and Norman had earlier this year came about because the two silver-haired ex-art students met up at a charity event and began reminiscing about their days growing up in the early 60’s in the same area of London and attending the same college. “Let’s get this down on tape, so people can learn about what it was like in those days.” Said Ian. The result was well over two hours of spirited conversation, with Mac talking candidly about his early life, becoming a pop-star, drugs and life on the road with The Rolling Stones. So far, less than one hour of Norman B’s interview with Ian McLagan has been aired to date. Out of respect to Mac and his family, we will wait for a more appropriate time to air the full interview, so as to not gratuitously capitalize on his untimely death. Rest in peace Mac.

Reminiscing with Glyn & Mac

Rock ‘n’ roll fans will not want to miss the next edition of Life Elsewhere when Norman B reminisces with two pivotal figures whose legendary careers took off in 1060’s London. One of rock’s most famous engineers and producers, the inimitable, Glyn Johns talks about his just-released autobiography, Sound Man, where he chronicles recording classic hits for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Faces, The Eagles,and Eric Clapton, his dislike of Brian Jones, drugs, and who he would still like to work with.

In the second half of the program, Norman B continues his exclusive interview with Ian McLagan, the legendary keyboard player with the Small Facesand Faces, who went on as a backing player with The Rolling Stones. Mac has also played in the studio and on stage with an extraordinary list of rock and roll luminaries. You’ll hear Mac recall hearing the Stones for the first time, believing he was about to see an American blues band. He talks about his one-time manager the infamous Andrew Loog Oldham, a notable figure who also shows up in  Glyn Johns story. Plus, Norman B asks Ian McLagan to select his Hit That Never Was. See if you can guess what it will be.

Music lovers, cultural aficionados, history buffs and everybody who enjoys engaging interviews with celebrated guests will not want to miss these interviews. Below a preview of Norman B’s conversations with Glyn Johns and Ian McLagan.

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Exclusive Interview With Ian “Mac” McLagan

Ian McLagan & Norman B

Ian McLagan & Norman B

In the next edition of Life Elsewhere we proudly present Part One of Norman B’s exclusive interview with Ian McLagan, the legendary keyboard player with the Small Faces and Faces, who went on as a backing player with The Rolling Stones. Mac has also played in the studio and on stage with an extraordinary list of rock and roll luminaries. In what Mac describes as a cozy fireside chat, he shares with Norman B, personal stories and recollections of his early days in the music business. We urge you not to miss this intimate conversation. Here is a sample of what you can expect:

Also in the program Boris Johnson, the outspoken and sometimes controversial Mayor of London talks with Norman B about his new book The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made HistoryDoes Boris offer a new perspective on Britain’s revered statesman? Norman B invites you to join in the conversation by emailing your questions for Boris Johnson to: info (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

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Mac & Boris

 Ian McLagan was the keyboard player with the Small Faces and Faces, then went on as a backing player with The Rolling Stones. Back in 60’s, Mac went to Art School in London, the same Art School Norman B attended a year or so later. Earlier this year, Mac and Norman ran into each backstage at a charity event in Seattle, where the former Small Faces member suggested the two silver-haired ex-art students should get together for what Mac describes as a cozy, fireside chat. On the next edition of Life Elsewhere, you’ll hear Part One of Norman B’s exclusive interview with Ian McLagan recounting his discovery of the blues and joining the Small Faces. Life in the quintessential Mod band and the crazy non-stop routine of a pop star. He talks about the beginning and the end of Faces and gives us a peak into what it was like recording with The Rolling Stones plus the often unglamorous life of being on the road with the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Mac offers his opinions on Punk, keyboard players he admires and his favorite keyboards. He recounts the ups and the downs, the truths and the untruths of rock ‘n’ roll and why his muse was so crucial in his life. McLagan discusses his latest album United States and his currant musical cohorts The Bump Band, based out of his adopted home of Austin, Texas.

Boris Johnson was born one year before the death of the subject of his new book, The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. The outspoken and sometimes controversial Mayor of London had no living experience of the idiosyncratic politician, so why the fascination with Winston Churchill? Does Boris offer a new perspective on Britain’s revered statesman? Norman B invites you to join in the conversation by emailing your questions for Boris Johnson to: info (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

Podcasts of Life Elsewhere are available at Stitcher
Life Elsewhere airs Mondays at 9.00am ET 
WMNF 88.5fm

 

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