THE BIZ ; Rockers'
Sunday Mirror; London; Jun 15, 1997
Wrinkly rockers were so shocked by Ronnie
Lane's death that they ran into an Irish studio for a late night
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, 50, Def Leppard
frontman Joe Elliott, 38, and bass guitarist Rich Savage, 37, joined
Seventies glam rock legend Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople in Dublin's Bow
Lane studios. Ian was celebrating his 51st birthday in Dublin's Whelans when
news broke of Ronnie's death.
He was the former bassist for Rod Stewart's
The Faces which Ronnie Wood left in 1975 to join the Stones.
East Londoner Ronnie, who co-founded the
Small Faces in 1969 and wrote many chart- toppers, passed away in Colorado
from multiple sclerosis.
He was only 51 and rockers in Dublin decided
to lay down tracks fearing the grim reaper could strike at any time.
They finished four tracks during a super
all-night session before hitting the early opening pubs to wake goodbye
Irish-style to their great colleague.