Ten years before he joined the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood's musical apprenticeship with The Birds catapulted him onto the stage of swinging London's music scene, aged just 17.
Featuring a cast of characters including Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithfull and many more, the story of Ronnie's adventures was handwritten in his 1965 diary. Inspired by its discovery 50 years later, Ronnie Wood presents his journal for the first time, with an introduction by Charlie Watts and much more in this signed book and record set.
'I suppose my own private world is in the diary.' – Ronnie Wood
Ronnie Wood's original handwritten diary is shared here for the first time giving unique insight into his life and the period.
In his new book Ronnie Wood shares a series of original artworks inspired by the content of his diary. Friends and musicians such as The Who are featured as are early musical influences such as Howlin Wolf.Others bring to life memories of everyday life: loading a van with his bandmates, or pushing a stalled car home. Drawings of the guitars and amps Wood used embellish his words - with new anecdotes often personally reproduced in Wood's own calligraphy.
How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary includes rare and unseen photographs taken by Ronnie Wood's friends, family and bandmates.Colour and black and white shots bring his stories to life, depicting 'strange photocalls', road trips and plenty of high-energy performances. Archival images also illustrate events in the diary, from seeing the Stones on TV to filming alongside Marianne Faithfull. Historical memorabilia - including newspaper clippings, album artwork, concert posters and contracts - are also reproduced throughout the book, and in facsimile as additional loose-leaf items.
In this limited edition of only 1965 copies each book is signed by Ronnie Wood.The Collector Copies are numbered 351-1,965. Hand-bound in antiqued leather, with gold blocking and page edging, the binding replicates Wood's original diary down to its scuffs and scratches. Loose-leaf facsimile items include posters, nightclub tickets and rare photographs.
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Ten years before he joined the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood's musical apprenticeship with the Birds catapulted him onto the stage of swinging London's music scene, aged just 17.
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