'My own private world is in this diary.' - Ronnie Wood
Before he was a Rolling Stone, a Face, or a member of the Jeff Beck Group, Ronnie Wood flew the nest aged just 17 with his first band, the Birds. Featuring cameos by legends such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart and Pete Townshend, Ronnie’s adventures on the road to superstardom were handwritten in his private diary of 1965.
Now, celebrating 50 years in rock ’n’ roll, Ronnie Wood guides us through the pages of his rediscovered journal. With his entertaining new commentary, hand-drawn illustrations, and rare photos and memorabilia, Ronnie’s trip through the Sixties is introduced by his Stones bandmate Charlie Watts. A download code for Ronnie’s accompanying ‘How Can It Be?’ single is included.
'A chance to witness music history.' - The Sunday Times
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Ronnie Wood: 'None of us thought The Birds were going to be forever. I've always known that I was going to be established, go to America and be in the Rolling Stones.'
After making a name for himself in his 1965 band, The Birds, Ronnie Wood went on to take America by storm with the Jeff Beck Group. He then went on to play with the Faces, before joining the Rolling Stones in 1975. Forty years later, the Stones continue to make music history.
Ronnie Wood: 'I couldn't choose between music and art. If I chose music, I'd always be drawing, and if I chose painting, I'd always be playing.'
Wood is also an acclaimed artist. His work has been exhibited across the globe and can currently be seen at London's Drury Lane Theatre. 'Ronnie is in the top flight as a musician, but he's also an artist,' says art critic Edward Lucie-Smith, 'his striking study of Eric Clapton is worthy of the National Portrait Gallery'. Fans include President Bill Clinton, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jack Nicholson, and Sir Peter Blake.