Over their long and celebrated history, The Rolling Stones have been through numerous upheavals and changes. Few were as felicitous as when guitarist Mick Taylor was replaced in 1973/74 by Ron Wood, who had been a guitarist/bassist with The Faces since the late 1960s. “Woody,” as Ron Wood has often been called by fans, was the perfect musical match for Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Ron almost looked as if he could have been Keith’s brother. Their work together complemented one another as Wood brought a raw, gritty sound, bringing a harder edge to their songs. He played slide, steel pedal, and lap guitar on many of the album tracks. Ron co-wrote many of the songs on The Rolling Stones’ classic albums, including “It’s Only Rock and Roll,” “Black and Blue,” “Some Girls,” “Tattoo You,” and more. On stage, Ron Wood was playful while sharing guitar parts with Richards, creating fun for the audience through Richards’ and Wood’s collaborative vibe.
Rock Legends Live curator Bill Shelley follows up his previous explorations of “The Brian Jones Years” and “The Mick Taylor Years” with this lively celebration of the legendary rock band during Wood’s tenure, featuring many classic Stones songs including “Miss You,” “Start Me Up,” “Emotional Rescue,” “Beast of Burden,” “When the Whip Comes Down,” “Waiting on a Friend,” “Undercover of the Night,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “Harlem Shuffle,” “Hang Fire,” “Shattered,” “Hot Stuff,” and many more!
Ron Wood started his musical career with ‘60’s groups The Creation and The Jeff Beck Group before joining Rod Stewart and The Faces. He co-wrote “Stay With Me” and “Gasoline Alley” with Stewart. Ron has played with Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Bo Didley, George Harrison, The New Barbarians, Bob Dylan, The Band, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Prince, Slash, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, and even Aretha Franklin. In addition to numerous solo albums, Ron Wood is an accomplished artist whose artwork has graced many album covers and art galleries. Wood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his work with The Rolling Stones and again in 2012 for his work with The Faces. (Presented by Shelley Archives Inc. Approx: 110 minutes)