Ronnie Wood played his first ever concert with the Rolling Stones on his twenty-eighth birthday in Baton Rouge Louisiana; it was 1975 and he had been brought in to replace Mick Taylor who had recently quit the band.Ronnie was already a veteran, having played first with The Birds, before joining Jeff Beck’s band, where he played bass, and later the Faces with Rod Stewart.Recently Ronnie said, “I want to live as long as possible. You never know what you want, but you’re always reaching further and further.” So it seems likely that his best may still be to come.Ron Wood was born on June 1, 1947 in Hillingdon, London."When it's with the Stones, I'm working as a unit ...But when it comes to a solo outing, the world is your oyster—provided that you have the material." Although he was successful in his solo endeavors, it was for his membership in the Stones that Wood was first inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with his bandmates, in 1989. Both apply equally to Ronnie Wood, for he is one of those rare human beings that have been given two amazing talents and yet he’s not allowed one to dominate – happy to concentrate fully on the one that he’s working on at any particular time.
Other major events Wood celebrated in 2012 were his 65th birthday and the Rolling Stones's 50th anniversary, which he likened to "training for something big," according to .
Wood's love of art was not unrivaled, though: He also had an affinity for creating music.
At 17, he began his musical career with the Birds, a rhythm and blues band that was popular in the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.
After Wood was fired from the Beck Group in 1969 (despite being rehired only weeks later), he and Stewart went on to join another English rock band, Faces (initially called "the Small Faces").
With their two newest members, Faces had major success, regularly touring the United Kingdom, other parts of Europe and the United States.