The band started in 1965 as Small Faces. They dropped the "small" in 1969 when Rod Stewart and Ron Wood joined.
When touring with Stewart, they were known for living a wild lifestyle. They were banned from so many hotels, including the entire Holiday Inn chain, that they had to check in as "Fleetwood Mac."
"The Faces all rather liked cocaine," Stewart wrote in his 2012 memoir, adding that Ian McLagan wore a fake carnation on stage that he would dust with cocaine so he could take a hit during shows.
Yamauchi was a member of the band Free. Stewart and Wood came from the Jeff Beck Group.
Faces were good friends with The Rolling Stones until they poached Ron Wood from them in 1976. Rod Stewart recalls Mick Jagger assuring him that The Stones would never break up the Faces shortly before the move.
After The Who drummer Keith Moon died, Jones replaced him. McLagan ended up marrying Moon's widow.
Rick Wills left the band to join Foreigner. Rod Stewart enjoyed solo success, and Ronnie Lane recorded several albums with his group Slim Chance before his death in 1997. Lane had multiple sclerosis.
A previous incarnation of the band was called Quiet Melon and featured Ron Wood's older brother, Art.
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.