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Band Slim Chance perform the music of Ronnie Lane at Hailsham Pavilion

Hailsham high street

Hailsham high street

Band Slim Chance will be playing the music of Ronnie Lane at Hailsham Pavilion on Saturday (February 22) at 7.30pm.

Ronnie Lane was a born entertainer, and was known for being humorous, emotional and spiritual.

He died at the age of 51 after suffering from multiple sclerosis for 21 years.

As part of the Small Faces, Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott were one of the great songwriting partnerships responsible for such classics as All Or Nothing, Itchycoo Park and Lazy Sunday.

Marriott went to Humble Pie, whilst Ronnie moved onto The Faces, but he was soon to turn his back on the jet-set glamour world in order to take his music back to the people.

Whilst The Faces cruised from hotels to concert halls in limousines, Ronnie with his new band Slim Chance snailed around Britain in a convoy of caravans, with a big top circus tent, jugglers and Can-Can dancers.

Known as the “Passing Show” this was one of the most ambitious tours of the 1970s and Slim Chance, the band that undertook those tours, has reformed to once again tread the boards.

They will perform at the Pavilion to resurrect this period of Ronnie’s life.

Tickets £19.50 from 01323 841414.

 

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