A decade before joining 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.
Now, 50 years later, Ronnie Wood presents his handwritten journal from 1965 as part of a new book to be released in May. The diary features a cast of characters that includes Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithfull and many more. “This diary,” said Ronnie, “Shows what an amazing schedule I had. We’d be travelling the length and breadth of the country every day. With youth on our side, it was a continuing adventure. Our overspilling energy was enough to take care of work every night of the week. It was enough to chase the girls, enough to write songs, enough to rehearse and enough to travel. It was all go, all the time.”
The signed limited edition book by Ronnie Wood: ‘How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary,’ includes the journal in facsimile, down to its scuffs and scratches. Ronnie Wood reflects on the words he wrote 50 years ago and shares his memories in an extensive manuscript. Ronnie is creating a series of original and exclusive artworks to illustrate his words throughout the book, which uncovers rare and unseen photographs and ephemera.
Released by Genesis Publications in a limited edition of just 1965 copies, each book is signed by Ronnie Wood. Available to pre-order now from www.RonnieWoodBook.com