Ronnie Wood (born June 1, 1947) is an English rock musician who has been one of the prominent members of The Rolling Stones since 1975, primarily serving as a bassist and rhythm guitarist. He was also a member of Faces and The Jeff Beck Group.
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Biography[Edit][edit | edit source]
Early Career[Edit][edit | edit source]
Ron Wood goes to the Ealing School of Art, but in the music happens at that time more. Wood focuses on the music, his first appearances his mid- 60s with the Mod band The Birds (not to be confused with the American band The Byrds). After the break-up of that band is Wood asked as bassist for the "Jeff Beck Group", which at that time included the unknown Rod Stewart. The Jeff Beck Group is actually always remained a promise, after two plates ("Truth", 1968 and "Beck-Ola", 1969), the band split up as Beck is long-term disabled by the effects of a serious car accident. Wood plays between the shooting of the two LPs in also some time in The Creation and then goes in 1969 in an invitation to successor to Steve Marriott to be in Small Faces . Because Wood is no great singer is Stewart as lead singer asked. After the first lp the Small Faces First Step change their name in The Faces. In 1975 The Faces fall apart. In the 1970s does Wood also got some solo work: "I've Got My Own Album to Do" (1974), "Now Look" (1975) and with fellow ex-Faces Ronnie Lane, Mahoney's Last Stand (1976).
With The Rolling Stones[Edit][edit | edit source]
But the most famous of Wood is his time now starts with The Rolling Stones. Wood was already much longer friends with Keith Richards, and after the departure of Mick Taylor in ' 74 they are still looking for a guitarist. His first contributions can be heard on the album "Black and Blue" in 1976, then became Wood full member of the band.
Woods comes fourth solo album In 1979: "Gimme Some Neck". In addition, he is on tour along with Richards with a one time band "New Barbarians". At the Stones ran it less of ' 82-' 88 (Jagger and Richards made hassle). At that time, there are a number of solo albums (1234 in 1981 and Live at the Ritz with Bo Diddley in 1988). In addition, landfill Wood is on the painting. During the Steel Wheels tour he start with exhibit. His work is mainly based on photos of the musicians he admires. The cover of the album "Crossroads" by Eric Clapton (1988) was designed by Wood.
After the feud between Richards and Jagger is settled (late 1980s) The Rolling Stones and Wood continue to occur and record music. Wood also continues to make his solo albums ("Slide on This", 1992, "Slide on Live: Plugged in and standing", 1994, "Not for Beginners", 2002 and "Live at Electric Ladyland", 2002). In addition, Wood on numerous other musicians, such as on the recordings of The Band, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithfull, Donovan, The Corrs, Slash, Ian McLagan, Bo Diddley, Jamiroquai, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Rod Stewart.
The Ronnie Wood Show[Edit][edit | edit source]
From april 2010, Ronnie a private radio show, weekly to listen through Arrow Rock (21: 00-22: 00), or via his website. Characteristic for his show in addition to his personal taste in music (with the guitar in hand) also tell anecdotes from his Rock and Roll career.
Private Life[Edit][edit | edit source]
Wood is married three times and has four children. On december 21, 2012, he married for the third time. 
Discography[Edit][edit | edit source]
The list shows only Woods solo albums, his contributions to The Faces and The Rolling Stones are to the appropriate groups, his contributions to the work of others are too numerous to verify.
- I've Got My Own Album to Do (1974)
- Now Look (1975)
- Mahoney's Last Stand (1976) with Ronnie Lane
- Gimme Some Neck (1979)
- 1234 (1981)
- Live at the Ritz (1988) with Bo Diddley
- Slide on This (1992)
- Slide on Live: Plugged in and standing (1993)
- Live and Eclectic (2000) (reissued in 2002 as Live at Electric Ladyland)
- Not for Beginners (2001)
- Ronnie Wood Anthology: The Essential Crossexion (2006)
- Buried Alive: Live in Maryland (2006) with The New Barbarians
- The First Barbarians: Live from Kilburn (2007)
- I Feel Like Playing (2010)