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Ronnie Wood Becomes a Rolling Stone

14 Apr 2021

On this day in 1975, it was announced via a press release that Ronnie Wood had officially become a member of the Rolling Stones. Transitioning from Faces, Ronnie had proved himself as the perfect guitarist for the band, and for him it had become something of a calling.

'I always knew, even when I was in the Birds, that I was going to be in the Rolling Stones.' - Ronnie Wood

In that same year the Rolling Stones, now with a brand-new guitarist, went on a mammoth tour in North America and Ronnie's place within the band was cemented. T.O.T.A '75, published with the Rolling Stones, captures the tour in its entirety with photographs, many of which are previously unseen, and the recollections of the band's trusted friend, Christopher Sykes. T.O.T.A '75 also includes a vast archive of tour memorabilia including backstage passes and even hotel room keys.

In 2015, to celebrate 40 years since Ronnie joined the band, Genesis created 400 special Anniversary copies, each signed by Ronnie Wood and with a new cover inspired by his iconic Zemaitis guitar. Now, only 42 Anniversary Copies remain in this magnificent edition.

'This book is incredible. It takes me back to my first Stones tour.' - Ronnie Wood

Secure your Anniversary copy
and find out more here.

Subscribers may recall that on publication the edition included a run of Commander copies, signed by the Stones tour manager Peter 'the Commander' Rudge and the band's photographer and diarist, Christopher Sykes. We are excited to announce that these copies will be back in stock soon.
T.O.T.A. '75: The Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas, 1975

T.O.T.A. '75: The Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas, 1975

The Rolling Stones & Christopher Sykes


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