Unpublished Vintage Photos Show A Different Side To History

By Sophia Maddox | December 16, 2023

English rock band, Faces with Rod Stewart, 1969. At this time, Stewart was a Solo Performer and a member of a Band. 

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Lots of changes were taking place with the English rock band Faces in 1969. The band originally included guitarist and lead vocalist Steve Marriott, but Marriott soon left Faces to form another group, Humble Pie. Faces’ remaining members, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones, replaced Marriott with not one, but two new members … Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood. This created a unique scenario. Rod Stewart had already signed a contract with Mercury Records as a solo artist. But Faces was signed with a competing label, Warner’s. Stewart included Faces on much of his solo releases, but this only caused tension within the group. The members of Faces began to feel like they were Stewart’s back-up band and not its own entity with its own identity. 

A 20-year-old Nick Nolte was arrested in Omaha for selling counterfeit draft cards in 1961.

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In this 1961 mugshot, the first of Nick Nolte’s two arrests, the would-be actor looks a lot more clean-cut than he does in his 2002 mugshot (seriously, Google it). It was that wholesome image that spared Nolte a lengthy prison sentence when he was arrested in 1961 for selling counterfeit draft cards. His conviction carried a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison, but a kindly judge took pity on the young man in the button-down shirt and crew cut. The judge worked out a deal so Nolte could attend classes at the local community college in the mornings, spend his afternoons at football practice, then spend his evenings in a jail cell.