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Wood, Ronnie - Ronnie Wood Biography

Ronnie Wood was born in England in 1947, the youngest child in a musical and artistic family. His father, Arthur, who played in a 24-piece band, clearly inspired his children in the direction of music. Ted and Art, Ronnie Wood's older brothers, played with ‘The Temperance Seven’ and ‘Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated’. Ronnie Wood made his debut at age nine, playing washboard with his brothers in their skiffle band and never looked back. Ronnie Wood received formal art training at Ealing College of Art before music became the leading priority in his life. However, it was not long before he eventually became one of ‘The Faces’ and a ‘Rolling Stone’, which secured his place in Rock’s Who’s Who. As well as guitar, he also plays drums, saxophone and pedal steel. During his long career, Ronnie Wood has had the opportunity to perform with many of his idols including Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan and the Corrs. He has released six albums of his own and the most recent critically acclaimed, ‘Not For Beginners’. Throughout the years the artist and musician have been inseparable. All this time he never stopped sketching- in dressing rooms, backstage, at home with family and friends. It was as natural to find him with a pencil as a guitar, drawing portraits of contemporaries and finding inspiration from his musical influences. Today, Ronnie Wood is a happy family man with four children and lives in London and Ireland. In addition to a career in Rock ‘n’ Roll he has made his mark in the art world. Over the past ten years he has held numerous One Man exhibitions in Europe, America and Japan including a retrospective at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in San Paulo, exhibiting works in various mediums including oil paintings, woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and drypoints. Due to his devotion to the arts, Ronnie Wood plans to continue both careers with his usual energy.

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