Ronnie Wood
English musician
Ronnie Wood
Ronald David "Ronnie" Wood is an English rock guitarist and bassist best known as a former member of The Jeff Beck Group, Faces, and a member of The Rolling Stones since 1975. He also plays lap and pedal steel guitar. Wood began his career in 1964, when he joined The Birds on guitar. He then joined the mod group The Creation, but only remained with the group for a short time, and appeared on a small number of singles.
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Rolling Stones Rocker Mick Jagger Welcomes 8th Child At 73
Huffington Post - 2 months
Mick Jagger is officially a father of eight!  The Rolling Stones frontman and his partner, 29-year-old ballerina Melanie Hamrick, welcomed a baby boy on Thursday in New York, a rep for Jagger, 73, confirmed to The Huffington Post. The spokesperson added both Jagger and Hamrick are “delighted.” “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time,” the statement read.  Jagger is father to seven other children ― Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel and Lucas ― and a grandfather of two, and a great-grandfather to one. Meanwhile, the new baby is Hamrick’s first child.   The music icon and Hamrick began dating in 2014 and announced their pregnancy in July, about two months after fellow Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood welcomed twins with wife Sally at age 68. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used ...
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Richards and Woods premiere Stones doc at TIFF - 5 months
Rolling Stones members Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood premiere their new documentary which charts their tour of Latin American at TIFF. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, 68, is a dad to twins - 9 months
(Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is a father once again at age 68, his publicist announced on Tuesday.
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Ronnie Wood father of twins at 68 - reports - 9 months
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood becomes father to twins at age 68. Rollo Ross reports.
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Rolling Stones' Jagger, Wood record Nepal quake charity single - almost 2 years
LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have joined forces with British soul singer Beverley Knight to record a charity single in aid of victims of last month's earthquake in Nepal.
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Why the Uruguayan fishing village of Jose Ignacio is the celebrity haven nobody has heard of
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Shakira, Ronnie Wood and restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani are among the big names who love the understated village of Jose Ignacio, on Uruguay's perfect Atlantic coast.
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Interview: Kenney Jones, Drummer of Small Faces, Faces With Rod Stewart and The Who, Looks Back (and Forward)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Small Faces were simply the best band I have ever been in or ever likely to be in. -- Kenney Jones, drummer for The Who, 1979-1989. A few weeks back, I interviewed Ian "Mac" McLagan, here on the Huffington Post, keyboardist for the Small Faces, Faces with Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones. The folks who set up the interview at Charly Records, have just released an incredible Small Faces' box set called Here Comes The Nice, available exclusively at Amazon, and were so happy with my "Mac" chat, that they decided I should have a go at his surviving Small Face brother, drummer Kenney Jones. That was more than fine with me. These two men are undiluted heroes to me, members of one of rock's greatest bands of all time, Small Faces. [Trans-Atlantic beeps and books... phone is now ringing]. Kenney: Hello there. Binky: [slightly dazzled]: Hi. Ken, Uhhh, wow. Look, right up front, I'm not really a journalist, I'm a musician. Playing guitar 50 years this February. Kenney: [laughs ...
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Hard Working Americans Know How to Get the Job Done, Seriously
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Todd Snider was rummaging through his mail during a three-way cross-country phone conversation in early December, when Christmas apparently came early. "Holy shit, I think someone just sent me a bunch of drugs," the funky folk singer-songwriter announced from Nashville. "That's mushrooms." David Schools, Snider's quick-thinking partner in the Hard Working Americans who's also the formidable force behind the Modulus Graphite bass as one of Widespread Panic's founding members, didn't miss a beat on a separate line from San Francisco. "Interview's over." Just another day in the life of a well-traveled troubadour served as quite an introduction to what could be one of the most intriguing configurations of 2014, a jelly-and-jam band with folk-you-up tendencies and Workingman's Deadhead blues moves. Hopefully, this will be the start of a beautiful friendship. These five original Hard Working Americans formed in mid-2013 to quickly record their deliriously dynamic self-titled firs ...
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Rolling Stones to play Australia
Yahoo News - over 3 years
The Rolling Stones will play a gig at the 70,000-capacity Adelaide Oval, the band announced Wednesday, with more Australian dates expected to be revealed. "The Rolling Stones confirm their long awaited return to the stage in Australia with a spectacular show. "Can't wait to be back in Australia after all this time & what a buzz to be the first to play at the Adelaide Oval!" band frontman Mick Jagger tweeted moments after the announcement. Guitarist Ronnie Wood also tweeted, saying: "Excited to be heading to Australia in March 2014 to open the Adelaide Oval with @RollingStones".
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Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor Unite For Intimate New York Show
Popeater - over 3 years
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Another Rolling Stones rumor bites the dust. Hours before Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood took the stage with former band member Mick Taylor at a club in Manhattan on Saturday night, a crowd gathered outside amid speculation that they would be joined by fellow guitarist Keith Richards and, possibly, Mick Jagger. Inside the Cutting Room was a mix of celebs — musician and actor Steven Van Zandt, Monkees member Micky Dolenz, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, among others. But the standing-room-only crowd of a few hundred got what was originally promised: A 90-minute set of guitar-grinding Jimmy Reed blues songs from Wood and Taylor. The duo played a few shows at the club earlier in the week, too, tearing into the likes of "Bright Lights Big City" and "Going to New York."
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Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor Unite in New York
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Around 11 pm last night at New York's Cutting Room Ronnie Wood closed his eyes and began playing a tasteful descending blues intro before abruptly changing tempos He instead kicked into Jimmy Reed's shuffle "Shame Shame Shame" throwing his arms high while delivering it in a grizzled howl before pointing...
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Carinthia West's photos of celebs
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The intimate photographs of Mick Jagger, Carly Simon, Helen Mirren, Anjelica Huston and Ronnie Wood on display at the San Francisco Art Exchange languished for years in boxes in an attic. The photographer, Carinthia West, said she simply loved taking photos and always had her trusted Canon EF with her, but "never dreamed of showing" the images. Taken between 1975 and 1985, the photos are primarily of rock stars, musicians, actresses, actors and other artists. There is Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood in the South of France in 1976, his back dotted with mosquito bites and slathered with soothing calamine lotion. There is Carly Simon at the River Cafe in Brooklyn in the mid-'80s, throwing her head back in laughter, catching the reflection of the World Trade Center in her sunglasses. West also worked as a freelance journalist, writing for L.A. Weekly, US Magazine, Marie Claire, Tatler and Harper's Bazaar. Each photo, after all, was a part of her own life, whether being on the si ...
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The Hidden Place This Rocker's Face Was Tattooed On His Ex's Body
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Jo Wood has been divorced from The Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood since 2011, but she has just now removed his visage from her body -- her butt, more specifically. “I stood there one day, looked at it, and thought, ‘It’s time for that to come off. I can’t have my ex-husband on my bum when he’s married,’” she recently told The Mirror. Her ex tied the knot with his third wife, 35-year-old Sally Humphreys, in December 2012. Although Jo and Ronnie's 24-year marriage ended after the guitarist reportedly ran away with an 18-year-old cocktail waitress in 2008, Jo said his bandmate Keith Richards still hoped the two would reunite. “Recently Keith did say to me that he thought Ronnie was crazy to let me go," she told The Mirror. "But what’s done is done. I wouldn’t have been able to live with him again and to trust him. I can’t recover from something like that.” It's not the first time she's spoken out about their ill-fated marriage; she released a book in May 20 ...
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Rolling Stones release back catalogue on iTunes
Yahoo News - over 3 years
LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones released a career-spanning digitally re-mastered back catalogue on Apple Inc's iTunes Store on Wednesday as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. The new iTunes release chronicles the British group's entire oeuvre, from their introductory 1963 cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" to last year's Greatest Hits collection "GRRR!", their record label Universal Music said on Wednesday. The Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - emerged alongside the Beatles in the early 1960s. ...
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Ronnie Wood hints at new Rolling Stones album [Photos]
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood has hinted the band is planning to record a new album.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ronnie Wood
  • 2016
    Age 68
    The twin girls, named Gracie Jane and Alice Rose, were born on Monday 30 May 2016, just before Ronnie Wood's 69th birthday on 1 June 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 67
    On 7 December 2015, Wood and Humphreys announced that they are expecting twins, due in June 2016.
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  • 2012
    Age 64
    On 21 December 2012, Wood married Humphreys.
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    On 30 October 2012, Wood's spokesman confirmed, he was to marry his girlfriend of six months, Sally Humphreys (born 9 January 1978), the owner of a theatre production company, 31 years his junior.
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  • 2009
    Age 61
    He was cautioned for this offence on 22 December 2009.
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    On 3 December 2009, Wood was arrested over assault "in connection with a domestic incident."
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    Jo Wood filed for divorce, which was granted in 2009.
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    On 2 November 2009 Wood was given an "Outstanding Contribution" award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony in London.
    More Details Hide Details Pete Townshend presented the award. Since 9 April 2010, Wood has presented his own radio show on Absolute Radio. Airing on Saturday night at 10 p.m., the one-hour show consists of Wood playing tracks by artists he has worked with and other personal favourites. In May 2011 Wood won the Sony Radio Personality of the Year award for The Ronnie Wood Show. In December 2014 he performed with One Direction on the finale of The X Factor. Wood was born in Hillingdon, 14 miles west of London, into a family of English "water gypsies" (river/canal barge operators, sometimes also called "bargees"). He has said that his generation was the first in the family to be born on dry land. He grew up in Yiewsley and attended St. Stephen's Infant School, St. Matthew's Church of England Primary School and St Martin's C of E Secondary Modern School West Drayton.
    On 25 October 2009, Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones joined forces for a Faces performance at London's Royal Albert Hall on behalf of the Performing Rights Society's Music Members' Benevolent Fund.
    More Details Hide Details Bill Wyman played bass and lead vocals were shared by several performers, notably Mick Hucknall. Rod Stewart, who had earlier denied rumours of plans for a Faces reunion in 2009, was not present.
    On 11 August 2009 Wood joined Pearl Jam on the stage of Shepherd's Bush Empire in London for a performance of "All Along the Watchtower".
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    On 9 May 2009, Wood along with Red Hot Chili Peppers members Anthony Kiedis, Michael "Flea" Balzary, Chad Smith and musician Ivan Neville performed under the name, "the Insects" at the fifth annual MusiCares event honouring Kiedis.
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  • 2008
    Age 60
    By July 2008, ITN reported that Wood had checked himself into rehab a total of six times, the last time being before the wedding of his daughter, Leah.
    More Details Hide Details He had plans once again for a seventh admission. In July 2008 he left his wife for Katia Ivanova (variously reported to be between 18 and 21 years old at the time), whom he had met in a London club. Wood checked into rehab again on 16 July 2008.
  • 2006
    Age 58
    In November 2006, during a break in the Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour, Wood played guitar on three tracks for British soul artist Beverley Knight's album Music City Soul, released in 2007.
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  • 2005
    Age 57
    In 2005 Wood launched his own record company, Wooden Records, which has released recordings by his daughter Leah, the New Barbarians and others.
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    In 2005, however, Wood was again busy with the Rolling Stones as the band recorded its A Bigger Bang album.
    More Details Hide Details Although playing on only 10 of the album's 16 tracks, Wood embarked on the tour which ran through until August 2007.
  • 2004
    Age 56
    Both of his older brothers, Art and Ted, were graphic artists as well as musicians. Ted Wood died in 2004, and Art Wood in 2006.
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  • 2002
    Age 54
    Wood toured with the Rolling Stones in 2002 and 2003; in 2004 he performed several one-off concerts and guest appearances, including a number of appearances with Rod Stewart.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the year the two expressed intentions of finishing the studio work on a collaborative album to be titled You Strum and I'll Sing.
  • 2001
    Age 53
    After the 2001 release of his album Not For Beginners, Wood toured England and Ireland in 2001 and 2002 with his own group, the Ronnie Wood Band.
    More Details Hide Details The band included members of his family, Slash and Andrea Corr. After the tour a DVD called Far East Man was released.
  • 1996
    Age 48
    Wood also contributed to Bo Diddley's 1996 album, A Man Amongst Men, playing slide guitar on the tracks "Hey Baby," "A Man Amongst Men" and "Oops!
    More Details Hide Details Bo Diddley" and guitar on "I Can't Stand It". Since 2000 Wood has continued to combine solo work with his Rolling Stones schedule.
  • 1993
    Age 45
    His appearance in 1993 with former bandmate Rod Stewart on MTV Unplugged resulted in a hit album titled Unplugged and Seated; the concert album that Wood released in 1993 from his own tour was called Slide on Live: Plugged in and Standing.
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  • 1992
    Age 44
    In addition, Wood released his seventh solo album, Slide on This, in 1992; he toured to promote this album in North America and Japan.
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  • 1990
    Age 42
    In 1990 Wood was made a fully fledged partner in the Rolling Stones' financial organisation.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s the Rolling Stones released two studio albums and three concert albums, as well as touring in 1990, 1994–95 and 1997–99.
  • 1987
    Age 39
    Wood has maintained a long-standing relationship with the San Francisco Art Exchange, which first exhibited his work in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Wood is also the co-owner (along with sons Jamie and Tyrone) of a London art gallery called Scream. Wood mostly plays his 1955 and 1956 Sunburst Fender Stratocasters during live and studio sessions and Gibson J-200s during acoustic sets. He also plays a Gibson Firebird. He uses a Fender and Mesa Boogie amplifiers. He also plays a Weissenborn acoustic lap steel guitar and a Fender White Steel lap steel and pedal steel guitar. Before he joined The Rolling Stones, he began endorsing Zemaitis Guitars since his time with Faces. He also plays his ESP signature model, which is based on his 1952 Fender Telecaster, his Duesenberg signature model, and a range of Versoul guitars, including his Versoul custom shop model. To date, Wood has three books to his credit: a short collection of autobiographical anecdotes titled The Works, illustrated with Wood's artwork, co-authored by Bill German and published in 1988; a limited-edition art book titled Wood on Canvas: Every Picture Tells a Story, published in 1998 by Genesis Publications; and his 2007 autobiography Ronnie, written in collaboration with his son-in-law Jack MacDonald and Jeffrey Robinson.
  • 1985
    Age 37
    In 1985 Wood married his second wife, Jo Wood (née Karslake), mother of his daughter Leah and son Tyrone.
    More Details Hide Details Also a former model, Jo Wood has developed a successful line of organic beauty products. The Woods own homes in Kingston Vale in Greater London and County Kildare, Ireland. In addition to his six children, Wood has 6 grandchildren. Wood has been frank about his struggle with alcoholism; although reports between 2003 and 2006 had indicated that he had been sober since the Rolling Stones' 2002–03 tour, in June 2006 it was reported that Wood was entering rehab for a couple of weeks following a spell of increased alcohol abuse.
    At the 1985 Live Aid Concert in Philadelphia, Wood along with Keith Richards performed in the penultimate set with Bob Dylan.
    More Details Hide Details During the performance of "Blowin' in the Wind", one of Dylan's guitar strings broke. Wood gave Dylan his guitar to keep the performance seamless and played air guitar until a stagehand brought him a replacement.
  • 1981
    Age 33
    Throughout the 1980s, Wood played as an official member of the Rolling Stones; continued his solo career, releasing the album 1234 in 1981; painted; and collaborated with a number of other artists, including Prince, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Ringo Starr and Aretha Franklin.
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  • 1975
    Age 27
    In 1975, Wood released his second solo album, Now Look; his third, Gimme Some Neck, came out in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details To promote it, Wood formed and toured with the New Barbarians, playing 20 concerts in Canada and the US in April/May and the Knebworth Festival in the UK in August.
    He also occasionally plays bass guitar, as seen during 1975 concert performances of "Fingerprint File", when Mick Jagger played rhythm guitar and bassist Bill Wyman moved to synthesizer.
    More Details Hide Details The Rolling Stones single "Emotional Rescue" also features Wood on bass. He has been given credit as a co-writer for a dozen songs, including "Dance", "Black Limousine", "One Hit (to the Body)" and "Had It With You".
    Although still a member of the Faces, he toured North America with the Rolling Stones in 1975; the Faces announced its break-up in December of that year, and Wood was officially declared a member of the Rolling Stones in February 1976.
    More Details Hide Details In the Rolling Stones, Wood plays the slide guitar as Taylor and Brian Jones had done before him, adding both lap steel and pedal steel guitar. In addition, Wood, as did his predecessors, exchanges roles on the guitar with Richards, often blurring the boundaries between rhythm and lead, even within a particular song.
  • 1974
    Age 26
    Following Mick Taylor's departure from the Rolling Stones in December 1974, Wood participated in the band's March 1975 recording sessions for its forthcoming album Black and Blue.
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    I've Got My Own Album to Do, was released in 1974 and recorded at Wood's private studio in the basement of his home in London, The Wick.
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    As the group began to split, Wood started several solo projects, eventually recording his first solo LP, I've Got My Own Album to Do, in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured bandmate McLagan as well as former Beatle George Harrison and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Wood's. Richards soon invited Wood to join the Rolling Stones, after the departure of Mick Taylor. Wood joined in 1975 and has remained a member ever since. Besides I've Got My Own Album to Do, Wood has recorded several other solo efforts. Now Look was released in 1975, and peaked at NO. 118 on Billboard, and Wood collaborated with Ronnie Lane for the soundtrack album Mahoney's Last Stand. He released Gimme Some Neck in 1979, which hit No. 45 in the US 1234 was released in 1981, peaking at No. 164. He released Slide on This in 1992, Not for Beginners came out in 2002. and I Feel Like Playing in 2010. As a member of the Rolling Stones, Wood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and was inducted a second time, as a member of Faces, in April 2012.
  • 1973
    Age 25
    In December 1973, Wood collaborated with Mick Jagger on the song "It's Only Rock'n Roll (But I Like It)".
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, Jagger and Keith Richards also contributed to Wood's solo LP.
    In 1973 Wood asked his old friend Mick Taylor, who he had known since the early 60s, to help out with his first solo album.
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    Wood also performed with Townshend, Grech, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Eric Clapton at Clapton's Rainbow Concert in 1973.
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  • 1972
    Age 24
    In 1972, Wood and Faces bassist Ronnie Lane composed the soundtrack to the film Mahoney's Last Stand; the soundtrack, which was released as an LP in 1976, also features Faces bandmates Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones, along with contributions from Pete Townshend and Ric Grech.
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  • 1971
    Age 23
    Wood has six children. Jesse is his son with his first wife, Krissy (née Findlay), a former model to whom he was married from 1971 to 1978.
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  • 1969
    Age 21
    During the summer of 1969, Stewart and Wood also set the template for what would become The Faces on An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down, Stewart's first solo album (known as The Rod Stewart Album in the US).
    More Details Hide Details The backing band on the album also included Ian McLagan, Keith Emerson, Micky Waller and guitarists Martin Pugh (of Steamhammer and later Armageddon and 7th Order), and Martin Quittenton (also from Steamhammer). In the first half of the 1970s, Faces released four studio albums and were among the top-grossing live acts of the period. Besides his distinctive guitar work, Wood contributed harmonica, vocals and bass to the band's recordings, and co-wrote many of their songs, including "Stay With Me" and "Ooh La La". He also played on bandmate Stewart's first few solo albums, and is co-writer of the Rod Stewart songs "Gasoline Alley" and "Every Picture Tells a Story", as well as several songs on Never a Dull Moment.
    This line-up, plus Rod Stewart and former Bird Kim Gardner, teamed up with Wood's brother Art Wood in a formation called Quiet Melon, making a handful of recordings in May 1969.
    More Details Hide Details After the Jeff Beck Group's fifth US tour in July, Wood and Stewart joined the former Small Faces full-time, and the band's name was changed to Faces.
    In 1969, after Steve Marriott left the Small Faces, Wood began working with the remaining members of that group, returning to his instrument of choice, the guitar.
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    The group split in 1969, and Wood departed along with lead vocalist Rod Stewart to join former Small Faces members Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones in a new group named Faces. The group, although relegated to cult status in the United States, found great success in the UK and mainland Europe. Faces released its debut album, First Step, in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details The group went on to release Long Player and A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse in 1971. Their last LP, titled Ooh La La, was released in 1973.
  • 1968
    Age 20
    Along with vocalist Rod Stewart, Wood did several tours with Beck and recorded two albums: Truth in 1968 and Beck-Ola in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details In between Jeff Beck Group projects, Wood also worked with the Creation.
  • 1967
    Age 19
    By 1967 the Birds had disbanded, and Wood briefly took part in a project called Santa Barbera Machine Head before joining the Jeff Beck Group as a bassist.
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  • 1964
    Age 16
    Wood began his career as a professional musician in 1964 as a guitarist with the Birds, an R&B band based in Yiewsley, Middlesex.
    More Details Hide Details A popular live act with a considerable fan base, the Birds released several singles in the mid-1960s; Wood wrote or co-wrote nearly half the songs the group recorded.
    Wood began his career in 1964, when he joined The Birds on guitar.
    More Details Hide Details He then joined the mod group the Creation, but remained with the group only for a short time and appeared on a small number of singles. Wood joined the Jeff Beck Group in 1967 as a bass player. The band released two albums, Truth and Beck-Ola, which became moderate successes.
  • 1947
    Born on June 1, 1947.
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