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Quite accurate. The slide show was a MESS
Cant seem to find a Pre-order link anywhere for his book.
Does anyone know where to pre-order.
Thank you very much for the report, sounds a time well spent.Quote
A great little evening at the Ambassadors Theatre. There was an introduction by Anne Nightingale, a short film of Ronnie talking about his present day life and of his passion for music and painting, references to his early life at home and his brothers Ted and Art, and then about an hour's worth of interview with Bob Harris. The interview session was great, Ronnie was very talkative and threw in lots of little reminiscences and anecdotes. He actually did a really good job of painting a picture of "what it was like" as an up & coming musician in those crucial years of the mid 60s ... the main focus being 1965 when he was 17. LOTS of references to bands we ALL for the most part also know and love as much as we do the Stones, the WHO, the KINKS, the YARDBIRDS, the SMALL FACES, a veritable "who's who" no less !! Stories about Jim Marshall, Pete Townshend, Steve Marriott, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page .... it goes on and on.
A really nice touch was that the vocalist (Ali McKenzie) from his first band the BIRDS was in the audience, and Ronnie asked him a lot of questions in a "can you help me fill in the blanks" context. Also very cute was the fact that his wife Sally and Dolly the dog were in the audience, there was at one point a lot of "woofing" from the circle balcony, and then in due course Dolly came and joined Ronnie and Bob Harris on stage.
There were a few questions at the end, and what WAS genuinely interesting and it must be said - rather SAD to hear - was that in response to the question "are there any plans to get together with Kenny (Jones) and Rod following Mac's untimely death, Ronnie essentially confirmed what people have been posting extensively on IORR for years on threads concerning a possible Faces reunion with Rod. And that was: "yes we would like to do it, but the problem HAS been - and CONTINUES to be - Rod's manager, who is bloody difficult to deal with". He then went to say that the plans would include Steve Winwood on keyboards.
For those of us that have been yearning for a FACES reunion for years and for a variety of reasons have harboured suspicions that the reason it never happened during Mac's lifetime was due to Rod (plus cantankerous manager) ... Ronnie last night confirmed those suspicions 100 percent. Such a shame. Ronnie sat there in front of an audience of HIS fans (and obviously largely FACES fans) and simply said "all we want to do is just get together and PLAY, no-one is remotely interested in the "money". So for THAT to have been the reason why this much talked about reunion had never actually taken place was quite disheartening to hear from the horse's mouth.
All in all however, a great evening ... we luuuuuuuuuuuuurv Mr Ronnie Wood !!
I second Paulywaul's description of last night. It was great to see and hear Ronnie in full anecdotal flow and telling some wonderful tales. Whispering Bob Harris was just the ticket for such a nicely relaxed and informal "interview".
Jeroen - I believe it was being officially filmed (and the ushers were giving out "no recording" instructions to audience members).
For the record, Ronnie said he was off to Ireland today to watch his horse race. Then next week LA
Thanks for posting that Ronnierocks
"On the plus side everyone got a nice Ronnie Wood tote bag which included Ronnie Wood embossed items. A programme dated for tonight's show, a poster of tonight's show,a Ronnie Wood drawing pencil and a Ronnie Wood guitar pic."
If anyone who attended is ever in the mood to post pictures of the poster and the other items they would be fun to see.