In December of 2014, Ian McLagan suffered a massive stroke and lost his life at the age of 69. Ian called Austin, Texas home and has been a resident since 1994.
Ian was a member of the Small Faces and Faces. In 2012 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame” for both bands. After the Faces split up in 1975, McLagan worked as a sideman for the Rolling Stones, both in the studio (Some Girls including electric piano on Miss You), on tour and on various Ronnie Wood projects, including the New Barbarians. In addition, his session work has backed such artists as Chuck Berry, Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Westerberg, Izzy Stradlin, Frank Black, Nikki Sudden, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Scalzo, Carla Olson and Mick Taylor. McLagan was a member of Billy Bragg's band "The Blokes" for several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, co-writing and performing on the 2002 England, Half English album and tour.
In 2007 Ian McLagan joined forces with Stephen Bruton and the FORMAX Group as a member of the house band for the historic musical event, Road To Austin. This event was held in Austin in front of 20,000 people and filmed for the music documentary of the same name, Road To Austin. During the show Ian did a duet with Bonnie Raitt called “Loverman” and also “Date With An Angel”, a tribute to his late wife Kim who passed in 2006. All proceeds from the film are donated to fund the Artist Wellness Program.
Strokes from heart disease are one of the leading causes of human death and are best treated if detected early and before they become symptomatic. The Biomarker panel for Heart Disease used in the Artist Wellness Program will be named in honor of Ian McLagan in the hopes that it will encourage more members from the Artist Community to seek testing and more information on bolstering their current state of wellness. The Artist Wellness Program utilizes advanced Biomarker blood testing for the early detection and prevention of life threatening disease including Cancer, Heart Disease and Type-II Diabetes.