June 20, 2014
Rocker Ian McLagan has been singing and playing keyboards for almost half a century. He’s played with Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and The Faces. In 2012 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it hasn’t always been an easy road.
“Well there, was a time when I gave up music,” McLagan says. “But actually what I had given up was drugs and the people I was playing with. They weren’t making me happy.”
McLagan credits his late wife Kim, whom he married in 1978 and was with until her death in 2006, with helping him find his way back to music. His latest album, United States, includes a tribute to her called “Love Letter.”
“I have all the love letters I sent her on the road that I had completely forgotten about — just postcards from different places around the world. She kept them all,” McLagan says.