Saturday, July 13, 2013

Around The World

July 1977 Ronnie Lane and his friend Eric Clapton started recording sessions with the Rolling Stones Mobile unit at Lane's Fishpool Farm in Hyssington, Wales. Ian Stewart produced the sessions, which were eventually aborted because Lane and Clapton decided to go on tour instead. Clapton's manager Roger Forrester invited Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance to be Clapton's support act around the UK and Europe.

Seven tracks from the sessions got eventually released on a couple of compilation albums ("Plonk", "Lucky Seven"). Stu played piano on one track, Fats Domino's 'Around The World (Before I Grow Too Old)', in a line-up consisting of Ronnie Lane (vocals, guitar), Eric Clapton (guitar), and (then) Slim Chance members John Porter (guitar, mandolin), Charlie Hart (accordion), Brian Belshaw (bass) and Hughie Flint (drums).

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