‘Upward and Onward’- Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan Remembered
Ian McLagan died suddenly last December in his adopted home town of Austin. Today would have been Mac’s 70th birthday.
A bunch of his friends gathered at SXSW this year to pay tribute to their pal, this very loved man who’d been the keyboard player in the Small Faces, The Faces, with the Stones and in Dylan’s band and so much more, so much more.
On the panel – singers BP Fallon and Patty Griffin both of whom Mac recorded with, bass-player Jon Notarthomas of Ian McLagan & The Bump Band who played with Mac solo too, KUTX radio personality Jody Denberg, Jo Rae Di Menno who did Mac’s press and David Fricke Senior Editor of Rolling Stone.
Says BP Fallon here – “What is stardom? Stardom is generosity of spirit and the joy of life made contagious and in that context Ian McLagan was as big a star as anyone”.
BP talks about Mac watched by Patty Griffin and David Fricke. Photography by Radek
David Fricke & BP Fallon & Jody Denberg & Jo Rae Di Menno & Patty Griffin & Jon Notarthomas. Photography by Radek
Ian McLagan with Patty Griffin ~ ‘Never Say Never’ ~ The David Letterman Show
Ian McLagan & BP Fallon during the recording of the BP Fallon & The Bandits album ‘Still Legal’. Photography by Radek
Even in the dark Mac was a beacon of light. Recording at Red Horse Ranch Studio ~ BP Fallon, Hector Munoz, Clem Burke, Ian McLagan & Aaron Lee Tasjan. Photography by Radek
Ian McLagan’s home in Austin. Photography by BP Fallon
Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan
May 12th 1945 – 3 Dec 2014
Rest In Peace, Mac. And thank you. We love you x