Ronald David Wood popularly called Ronnie Wood is an English singer, songwriter, rock musician, and radio personality best known as a member of English rock band The Rolling Stones. He is also known as a member of Faces.
Ronnie Wood was born on June 1, 1947, in Hillingdon, England. He grew up in Yiewsley. He started his education at the St. Stephen’s Infant School, he continued at the St. Matthew’s Church of England Primary School and he received his secondary education at the St. Martin’s C of E Secondary Modern School West Drayton. His older brothers, Ted and Art were musicians and graphic artists.
Ronnie Wood married Krissy (nee Findlay) in 1971. They had a son named Jesse. They divorced in 1978. Ronnie then married Jo Wood (nee Karslake) in 1985. The couple had Leah and Tyrone. His wife filed for a divorce which was granted in 2009. In December 2012, he married Sally Humphreys. They had twin daughters named Gracie Jane and Alice Rose. In all, Ronnie had six children. He was open about his struggle with alcohol. He has admitted himself into rehab for more than six times.
Ronnie Wood began his professional career as a guitarist in 1964. He joined an R&B band called “Birds”. The band released several singles. The band broke up in 1967 and Ronnie later joined the “Jeff Beck Group” as a bassist. They went on many tours and recorded two albums. The albums were titled “Truth” released in 1968 and “Beck-Ola” released in 1969.
In 1969, Ronnie and Rod Stewart joined members of a band named small faces to form the band “Faces”. Faces released four studio albums between 1970 to 1975. At that time, Ronnie had gone back to playing the instrument he preferred: the guitar. He also co-wrote some of the band’s songs. He also co-wrote some songs on Rod Stewart’s solo album, he co-wrote “Every Picture Tells a Story”, and “Gasoline Alley”. He teamed up with Ronnie Lane, the band’s bassist to compose the soundtrack to the film “Mahoney’s Last Stand”.
Ronnie Wood released his first Solo album, “I Have My Own Album to Do” in 1974. He collaborated with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. He joined Rolling Stones to release an album, “Black and Blue”. He joined Rolling Stones on their North America tour. The Faces broke up in December 1975, Ronnie Wood became a full member of Rolling Stones. Ronnie continued to work on his solo career while he was still a full member of Rolling Stones. By 1992, he had released up to seven solo albums.
He created his own group, The Ronnie Wood band which had members from his family in 2001. He launched his own record company called Wooden records in 2005. He started hosting his own show called “The Ronnie Wood Show” in 2011.
How much is Ronnie Wood Net Worth in 2017
Ronnie performed with several bands and singers including The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rod Stewart. His works as an artist have been exhibited and he co-owns an art gallery in London called Scream. He has also released three books. His net worth is an estimated $100 million US dollars as of 2017.
Ronnie Stewart was awarded the Sony Radio Personality of the Year in 2011. He has released twelve solo albums and has worked on many albums with Rolling Stones, The Faces and others. In 2009, he received an award, “Outstanding Contribution” in London for his contribution towards music. He was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in 2017. He did not want to have chemotherapy because he did not want to lose his hair.