Tell Everyone – A People’s History of the Faces


A people’s history of the Faces in the words of over 500 fans

Customer feedback on Tell Everyone: ‘What a beautiful book.’ ‘A truly magnificent book.’

Tell Everyone – A People’s History of The Faces is a lavishly illustrated collection of memories of one of the most celebrated bands in British rock history. The Faces formed in 1969 when singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood quit the Jeff Beck Group to team up with the remaining members of 60s chart toppers the Small Faces – Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones – whose own lead singer had left.

Inheriting fans from their previous bands, the Faces went on to play over 500 concerts. At one point they were acclaimed the greatest live rock act in the world, ahead of the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Faces shows could be brilliant or shambolic, depending on just how much alcohol they had imbibed. Legendary BBC DJ John Peel, an early champion of the band, named a 1973 Faces gig at Sunderland Locarno his all time favourite live concert.

The Faces had three Top 10 UK singles and a number one album with Ooh-La-La. In 1971, Rod’s single ‘Maggie May’ and album Every Picture Tells a Story topped the UK and US charts simultaneously, making him the first solo act to achieve this feat. It catapulted his career into an orbit that, along with Ronnie Wood joining the Rolling Stones, ultimately led to the Faces break up in 1975.

Written and compiled by Richard Houghton, this book brings together over 500 previously unpublished accounts of live Faces concerts. Fully illustrated with over 150 fan images, this is a book that tells the Faces story as it’s never been told before.

Tell Everyone – A People’s History is published on 2 June 2023 as a limited edition hardback.

Pre-publication orders will ship w/c 22 May 2023.


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