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Player of the Month: Ian McLagan

Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, April 1966

HERE'S A bloke who likes to stay in the background. He enjoys keeping just below the surface of the Small Faces' sound, filling in, driving the proceedings along without any flash "fiddles" (his own term). It's not surprising when he reveals that his greatest influence was the relaxed, but brilliant, Booker T. Jones.

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