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Ronnie Wood: Diary Of A Mod Man

Half a century ago, 17-year-old Ronnie Wood kept a diary recording the highs and (mostly) lows of life in his cult R&B outfit The Birds.

Now, as the original 1965 text is reproduced, The Blues meets the Stones guitarist to hear about stealing Clapton’s girl, dodging bottles, changing Sharon Osbourne’s nappies and the madness of Keith Moon…

This must be the place. The ravishing receptionist. The metallic lips logo behind the front desk. The wealth. The taste. There is no mistaking the London production offices of The Rolling Stones. And here’s Ronnie Wood, crossing the room where he’s chain-smoked through three hours of interviews, like a crow emerging from the fog in an old Hammer horror film. He shakes hands, cracks a grin that gives him the look of a benevolent walnut and points at an object on the desk between us. “There it is,” he croaks, paternally.


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