The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart. Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985; the band's primary songwriters and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as touring bassist; the Stones have not had an official keyboardist since 1963, but have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche, Nicky Hopkins, Billy Preston, Ian McLagan, Chuck Leavell. The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964 and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s.
Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers but found more success with their own material. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the group returned to its "bluesy" roots with Beggars Banquet, which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St. is considered to be the band's best work and is seen as their "Golden Age." It was during this period they were first introduced on stage as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World."The band continued to release commercially successful albums through the 1970s and early 1980s, including Some Girls and Tattoo You, the two best-sellers in their discography. During the 1980s, the band infighting curtailed their output and they only released two more underperforming albums and did not tour for the rest of the decade, their fortunes changed at the end of the decade, when they released Steel Wheels, promoted by a large stadium and arena tour, the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour.
Since the 1990s, new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continue to be a huge attraction on the live circuit. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour, Bridges to Babylon Tour, Licks Tour and A Bigger Bang. Musicologist Robert Palmer attributes the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music", while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone"; the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and their estimated record sales are above 250 million, they have released 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed marked the first of five consecutive No. 1 studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US.
In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary; the band still continues to release albums to critical acclaim. S. and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. The band continues to sell out venues, they have been on their No Filter Tour since September, 2017 and will wrap up the tour with a North American leg over Summer 2019. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger became childhood classmates in 1950 in Dartford, Kent; the Jagger family moved to Wilmington, five miles away, in 1954. In the mid-1950s, Jagger formed a garage band with his friend Dick Taylor. Jagger met Richards again on 17 October 1961 on platform two of Dartford railway station; the Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records. A musical partnership began shortly afterwards. Richards and Taylor met Jagger at his house; the meetings moved to Taylor's house in late 1961 where Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith joined the trio. In March 1962, the Blues Boys read about the Ealing Jazz Club in Jazz News newspaper, which mentioned Alexis Korner's rhythm and blues band, Blues Incorporated.
The group sent a tape of their best recordings to Korner, favourably impressed. On 7 April, they visited the Ealing Jazz Club where they met the members of Blues Incorporated, who included slide guitarist Brian Jones, keyboardist Ian Stewart and drummer Charlie Watts. After a meeting with Korner and Richards started jamming with the group. Jones, no longer in a band, advertised for bandmates in Jazz Weekly, while Stewart found them a practice space. Soon after, Jagger and Richards left Blues Incorporated to join Jones and Stewart; the first rehearsal included guitarist Geoff Bradford and vocalist Brian Knight, both of whom decided not to join the band. They objected to playing the Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley songs preferred by Jagger and R
Cheshunt is a town in the Borough of Broxbourne, lying within the London Metropolitan Area and Greater London Urban Area. It is 12 miles north of central London and has a population of around 52,000 according to the United Kingdom's 2001 Census; the Prime Meridian passes to the east of Cheshunt. The town name comes from the Old English name for the area, which refers to a "castle, erected by the Romans", the word cestre, or its modern forms and caster being derived from the Latin castrum meaning "fort"; this is commemorated in the arms of the former Cheshunt urban district council. Cheshunt was a settlement on the main Roman road leading north from London; this origin was investigated by the television archaeology programme Time Team. Before the Norman Conquest, the manor of Cheshunt was held by Eddeva the Fair, but William I granted it to Alan of Brittany; the parish church of St Mary the Virgin was first recorded in a charter of 1146, but was rebuilt between 1418 and 1448 with a three-stage tower topped by an octagonal turret.
As Princess Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth I lived at Cheshunt in the care of Sir Anthony Denny, after she left Queen Catherine Parr's household in 1548. Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, died here in 1712. In 1825, Cheshunt was the location of the Cheshunt Railway. Running from the town's High Street to the River Lea near the present-day Cheshunt railway station, this 0.75 mi horse-drawn line was the first passenger-carrying monorail and the first railway line to be built in Hertfordshire. The town's Bury Green neighbourhood was once the home of singer Cliff Richard. Lotus Cars as well as the central headquarters the Debenhams store chain were located in Cheshunt, the headquarters of Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, was located here until 2016. In 2002, Cheshunt hosted the only licensed European BotCon convention so far. In 1957, a review of how London was governed was undertaken by government and led by Sir Edwin Herbert, appointed to create the new Greater London conurbation as it is today.
Cheshunt was planned to be merged in with the London Borough of Enfield. The Metropolitan Police Service served Cheshunt until 2000, when policing was taken over by Hertfordshire Constabulary. Services in Cheshunt include the Brookfield Centre, which includes Next, Argos, River Island and Marks & Spencer stores, as well as a large Tesco Extra store. There is a Marriott Hotel nearby, the town centre includes a wide variety of smaller shops. Being located in the Lea Valley, Cheshunt has access to the Lee Valley Park; the park is accessible at many points, one being close to the town's railway station at Windmill Lane. At 8:00 am on 12 August 1944, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber from the United States Army Air Forces 392nd Bombardment Group, based at RAF Wendling, crashed next to Maxwells Farm, near Cheshunt, killing all ten crew; the B198 which runs near the crash site has been renamed Lieutenant Ellis Way, after the pilot, who managed to avoid crashing into the nearby town. One of the firemen who attended the scene secured funding in 2010 for a permanent memorial at the scene.
Up until 2004, Temple Bar stood in Theobalds Park, having been moved from London at the turn of the 19th century. The gateway has since been re-erected in London at Paternoster Square on the north side of St Paul's Cathedral. Cedars Park, Broxbourne, on the site of the historic Theobalds Palace, is a public park that covers 19 hectares of parkland and includes a lake, turf play maze, bocce court, play mound, pet's corner, flint arch and historic walls, tea room and arts centre; the park received a Green Flag award in 2013. Cheshunt's best-known employer used to be Tesco, whose head office was in Delamare Road, Cheshunt for many years. A small store has been in the town centre for many years and is still open today, together with "Home'n' Wear" store, situated across the Old Pond in College Road. In 1983 a new out-of-town Tesco store located to the north of the town opened, named "Brookfield Farm", it expanded, a branch of Marks & Spencer built next door, the entire estate renamed "The Brookfield Centre".
Tesco announced in 2015. In 1959, Colin Chapman moved his fledgling Lotus group of companies, including Lotus Cars and Team Lotus, from its outgrown premises at Hornsey to a purpose-built facility on Delamare Road. Racing cars from here won the first two of its seven constructor championships in before moving to Hethel, Norfolk, in 1966; until the late 1960s the main land use around Cheshunt was for its nursery industry, many new techniques for growing under glass were developed here. Thomas Rochford had a large concern here, although now all the glasshouses have been redeveloped into housing estates; this is reflected in the names of the roads or estates, such as Rosedale or Thomas Rochford Way. A small amount of nursery trade survives to the west of the town; the neighbouring town of Goffs Oak still has a large number of nurseries as well as a large garden centre. The River Lee Navigation passes alongside the east of Cheshunt and was used for the transport of flowers and crops to the London markets for many years until road transport became more viable.
A wharf existed. The Youth Hostel was built on the site of the derelict open-air swimming pool. Photos of the pool are exhibited at the hostel. "Cheshunt Compound", a
Garage rock is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, has experienced various revivals since then. The style is characterized by basic chord structures played on electric guitars and other instruments, sometimes distorted through a fuzzbox, as well as unsophisticated and aggressive lyrics and delivery, its name derives from the perception that groups were made up of young amateurs who rehearsed in the family garage, although many were professional. In the US and Canada, surf rock—and the Beatles and other beat groups of the British Invasion—motivated thousands of young people to form bands between 1963 and 1968. Hundreds of acts produced regional hits, some had national hits played on AM radio stations. With the advent of psychedelia, a number of garage bands incorporated exotic elements into the genre's primitive stylistic framework. After 1968, as more sophisticated forms of rock music came to dominate the marketplace, garage rock records disappeared from national and regional charts, the movement faded.
Other countries in the 1960s developed similar grass-roots rock movements that have sometimes been characterized as variants of garage rock. During the 1960s garage rock was not recognized as a distinct genre and had no specific name, but critical hindsight in the early 1970s—and the 1972 compilation album Nuggets—did much to define and memorialize the style. Between 1971 and 1973, certain American rock critics began to retroactively identify the music as a genre and for several years used the term "punk rock" to describe it, making it the first form of music to bear the description, predating the more familiar use of the term appropriated by the punk rock movement that it influenced. "Garage rock" came into use at the beginning of the 1980s and gained favor amongst devotees. The genre has been referred to as "proto-punk". In the early to mid-1980s, several revival scenes emerged featuring acts that consciously attempted to replicate the look and sound of 1960s garage bands. In the decade, a louder, more contemporary garage subgenre developed that combined garage rock with modern punk rock and other influences, sometimes using the garage punk label and otherwise associated with 1960s garage bands.
In the 2000s, a wave of garage-influenced acts associated with the post-punk revival emerged, some achieved commercial success. Garage rock continues to appeal to musicians and audiences who prefer a "back to basics" or "do-it-yourself" musical approach; the term "garage rock" used in reference to 1960s acts, stems from the perception that many performers were young amateurs who rehearsed in the family garage. While numerous bands were made up of middle-class teenagers from the suburbs, others were from rural or urban areas or were composed of professional musicians in their twenties; the term "garage band" is used to refer to musical acts in this genre. Referring to the 1960s, Mike Markesich commented "...teenge rock & roll groups proliferated Everywheresville USA". Though it is impossible to determine how many garage bands were active in the era, their numbers were extensive on a still unprecedented scale in what Markesich has characterized as a "cyclonic whirlwind of musical activity like none other..."
According to Mark Nobles, it is estimated that between 1964-1968 over 180,000 bands formed in the United States, several thousand US garage acts made records during the era. Garage bands performed in a variety of venues. Local and regional groups played at parties, school dances, teen clubs. For acts of legal age, bars and college fraternity socials provided regular engagements. Groups had the opportunity to open at shows for famous touring acts; some garage rock bands went on tour those better-known, but lesser-known groups sometimes received bookings or airplay beyond their immediate locales. Groups competed in "battles of the bands", which gave musicians an opportunity to gain exposure and a chance to win a prize, such as free equipment or recording time in a local studio. Contests were held, locally and nationally, three of the most prestigious national events were held annually by the Tea Council of the U. S. A. the Music Circus, the United States Junior Chamber. Performances sounded amateurish, naïve, or intentionally raw, with typical themes revolving around the traumas of high school life and songs about "lying girls" being common.
The lyrics and delivery were more aggressive than the more polished acts of the time with nasal, growled, or shouted vocals, sometimes punctuated by shrieks or screams at climactic moments of release. Instrumentation was characterized by basic chord structures played on electric guitars or keyboards distorted through a fuzzbox, teamed with bass and drums. Guitarists sometimes played using aggressive-sounding bar chords or power chords. Portable organs such as the Farfisa were used and harmonicas and hand-held percussion such as tambourines were not uncommon; the tempo was sped up in passages sometimes referred to as "raveups". Garage rock acts were diverse in both musical ability and in style, ranging from crude and amateurish to near-studio level musicianship. There were regional variations in flourishing scenes, such as in California and Texas; the north-western states of Idaho and Oregon had a distinctly recognizable regional sound with bands such as the Sonics and Paul Revere & the Raiders.
In the 1960s, garage rock had no name and was not thought of as a genre, but
P. P. Arnold
Patricia Ann Cole, known professionally as P. P. Arnold, is an American soul singer who enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom from the 1960s onwards. Arnold was born into a family of gospel singers and performed as a vocal soloist for the first time when she was four years old, her family lived in the African-American Watts ghetto of Los Angeles. Arnold married early and had two children and Debbie, she worked two jobs, one in an office and the other in food manufacturing, until 1964, when Maxine Smith, an ex-girlfriend of her brother, contacted her with an offer. Maxine and her friend Gloria Scott had managed to arrange an audition for three girls to replace the original Ikettes, the dancer/singer troupe that provided vocal and dance accompaniment for the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Smith contacted Arnold. At the audition the three young women were offered the job on the spot, but Smith convinced Arnold to attend a concert in Fresno that night before making a final decision; when she arrived home at 6:00 the next morning, Arnold's furious husband struck her.
Arnold left him and after placing her children in the care of her parents, joined the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Arnold quit the Turner band in 1966 while on tour in the UK in order to remain in London and establish a solo career, with the encouragement of Mick Jagger, she noted the difference between how she had been treated in America and how she was received in England, saying, "A young black woman on her own in America in a white environment would not have been treated as well as I was in England." She enjoyed several major British hits on Immediate, including songs written for her by Paul Korda, who wrote "The Time Has Come." She recorded songs written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane from labelmates Small Faces, who backed her on several recordings, Arnold had a brief romantic liaison with Marriott in 1967. She toured with the Small Faces during 1967-68, made several TV appearances with them, featured as backing vocalist on two of the group's biggest hits, "Itchycoo Park" and "Tin Soldier".
Other credits in this period include her duet with Rod Stewart on the single "Come Home Baby", as well as Chris Farlowe's version of the Motown standard "Reach Out". Her first backing band, the Blue Jays, had been inherited from American soul singer Ronnie Jones and included former Bluesbreakers guitarist Roger Dean; this was followed by the Nice, led by Keith Emerson on organ who had just quit from the VIPs, David O'List on guitar, Lee Jackson on bass and Ian Hague on drums. During this period she scored several hits including the original version of the Cat Stevens song "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and "Angel of the Morning", plus the Marriott-Lane song " Groovy". After the collapse of Immediate Records in the late 1960s, Arnold signed a production contract with the Robert Stigwood Organisation and released two singles on the Polydor label, produced by Barry Gibb, but a planned album with Gibb was never completed. Between 1969 and 1970, she recorded eleven songs which were produced by Gibb himself but only two of the songs "Bury Me Down By the River" and "Give a Hand, Take a Hand" were released.
In February 1970, she sang harmony vocals on the song "Born", included on Gibb's debut solo album The Kid's No Good. In 1970 she moved to the musical stage, appearing alongside P. J. Proby in the rock musical Catch My Soul, she formed a new backing band that included the future members of Ashton and Dyke, plus Steve Howe, who would soon join Yes. During this period she renewed her association with Steve Marriott and touring with his new band Humble Pie, as well as contributing session musician backing vocals for many notable UK and US recordings including the original 1970 album recording of the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Nick Drake's "Poor Boy", recordings by Dr. John, Graham Nash, Gary Wright, Nektar, Jimmy Witherspoon, Nils Lofgren and Eric Burdon, she toured with Eric Clapton, who produced a number of unreleased sessions with her. In 1974 she sang on the Freddie King album Burglar and feeling out of place in the changing British music scene of the mid-1970s, Arnold and Samuels returned to her hometown of Los Angeles.
While living there, Arnold's relationship with Samuels ended and just two weeks after the split, her daughter Debbie was killed in a car accident. After her daughter's death, Arnold withdrew from public life for some time, not re-emerging until 1978. At this time she was reunited with Barry Gibb, who wanted to complete the never-finished solo album for her. PP Arnold was able to release these recording only in 2017 in her album The Turning Tide. In 1981 she moved to Hollywood but returned to England the following year to raise her younger son there, she began working with leading British reggae band Steel Pulse and returned to the charts in both the UK and Australia on the hit 1983 cover version of the Staple Singers "Respect Yourself", recorded with British electropop group Kane Gang, which reached #21 in Britain and #19 in Australia. In 1984, she returned to the stage in the cast of the musical Starlight Express as Belle the Sleeping Car, after which she worked with a number of noted British acts including Boy George as well as working on several film soundtr
Bowed guitar is a method of playing a guitar, acoustic or electric, in which the guitarist uses a bow, rather than the more common plectrum, to vibrate the instruments' strings, similar to playing a viola da gamba. Unlike traditionally bowed instruments such as violins, the guitar has a flat bridge radius and positioned stings, making it difficult to bow individual notes on the middle strings; the technique is associated with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and the Yardbirds, as well as Jónsi of Sigur Ros. Eddie Phillips of the British group, the Creation, was one of the first rock guitarists to use a bow in their 1966 song "Making Time". Eddie Phillips was one of the first 20th century guitarists to use a bow, his bowed guitar can be heard on The Creation's "Making Time". Jimmy Page, of Led Zeppelin and The Yardbirds, is one of the most famous bowed guitar players, his bowed guitar can be heard on the songs "Dazed and Confused" and "How Many More Times" from the album Led Zeppelin, "In the Evening" from the album In Through The Out Door.
Jónsi, the vocalist and guitarist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, uses a bowed guitar extensively. Jonny Greenwood, lead guitarist of Radiohead, plays bowed guitar live on "Burn the Witch" and "Pyramid Song" to make sounds similar to whale cries. Jeff Martin of the Canadian rock band The Tea Party plays bowed guitar on some of his earlier songs such as "Save Me", from the album Splendor Solis. Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo plays bowed guitar on occasion, most notably in the intro to "Hey Joni"; the Besnard Lakes make use of bowed guitar. Avant-garde composer Scott Fields uses bows, including modified bows, in performance and on recordings, including "Mamet", "From the Diary of Dog Drexel", "We Were the Phliks", "Beckett". Claudio Sanchez from the American rock band Coheed and Cambria uses a bow during live performances. Pink Floyd's Roger Waters used a bowed bass guitar on the songs "Lucifer Sam" and "The Scarecrow". Tim McTague of Underoath uses a bow in the songs "Writing on the Walls," "To Whom It May Concern," and "Casting Such a Thin Shadow."
English instrumentalist and composer Mike Oldfield played bowed guitar on his album Amarok. Andrew McKellar of the South African band Civil Twilight uses a bow, on their songs "Perfect Stranger" and "Letters from the Sky" when performing live. Skyler Skjelset of Fleet Foxes uses a bow on live performances of "Drops in the River" and "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar". Russell Senior of Pulp used a bow on live performances of "Little Girl". Italian guitarist Sergio Altamura uses a bow and in some pieces applies a violin bridge to his guitar for that or uses a self-created electronic bow. Whitesnake's Adrian Vandenberg and Steve Vai used a bow in the song "Still of the Night" during live performance. Igor Haefeli, guitarist of Daughter, uses a bow on the songs "Love", "Still" and "Lifeforms". Paul Gregory of Lanterns on the Lake plays bowed guitar during live performances of "Ships in the Rain". Cliff Williams of AC/DC played a bowed bass with his previous band, Home, on the song "Lady of the Birds".
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam played a bowed on the song "Pendulum" from the album Lightning Bolt Aidy James Stevens, guitarist of English post-punk bands You The Living and The Murder Act uses a cello bow extensively, on You The Living's "Reprobates" and "Precipice" and The Murder Act's "Red Cow" to name a few. Kristoffer Lo of Highasakite was seen using a bow on his guitar during a live performance of the song "Lover, where do you live?" Eddie Branch, working with Peter Murphy, used bowed electric bass on the track "Cuts You Up" as part of its signature refrain. Sameer Bhattacharya, guitarist of Flyleaf, used a bow on the songs "Sorrow" and on the intro of "Red Sam" during live performance. Marlon Harder of indie rock band Autopilot uses a bow for his songs. Þorbjörn Steingrímsson of the Icelandic black/death metal act Zhrine uses a bow on multiple songs both in-studio and live. Rob Lyberg of the American rock band Eva Under Fire used a bow in the song "Drift". Low Roar in live sessions with the song "I'll keep coming" Masahiro Tobita of Japanese post-hardcore outfit Envy uses a bow on live performances of the song "Crystallize".
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Painter Man is a song by the English rock band The Creation. Their 1966 single was the group's second, most successful. Guitarist Eddie Phillips used a violin bow, a technique made popular by Jimmy Page; the single was a minor hit in the UK but was far more successful in mainland Europe where the band had a string of successes."Painter Man" was covered in 1979 by pop group Boney M. and reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was included on their 1978 album Nightflight to Venus and had been released in mainland Europe as the double A-side "Rasputin"/"Painter Man" in 1978. In the UK the song was, given A-side status and released as a 12" single in clear red and clear yellow vinyl; the song was covered by British post-punk band The Television Personalities, appearing on their 1982 album They Could Have Been Bigger than the Beatles. A young citizen from the former GDR recognized the song in 1969 during a contest by the West German AM station Europawelle Saar, where the listeners were requested to send a card with the song title and band to win the single.
He sent off a postcard, intercepted by the Stasi and resulted in permanent surveillance until 1989. In 2013, after he got his Stasi reports, he sent the card again and, during the celebration of "50 years Europawelle" in 2014, he received his prize. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Ronald David Wood is an English rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, artist and radio personality best known as a member of The Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a member of Faces and the Jeff Beck Group. Wood began his career in 1964, he joined the mod group The Creation, but remained with the group only for a short time and appeared on a small number of singles. Wood joined the Jeff Beck Group in 1967 as a bass player; the band released two albums and Beck-Ola, which became moderate successes. The group split in 1969, Wood departed along with lead vocalist Rod Stewart to join former Small Faces members Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones in a new group named Faces; the group found great success in the UK and mainland Europe, though were relegated to cult status in the United States. Faces released its debut album, First Step, in 1970; the group went on to release Long Player and A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse in 1971. Their last LP, titled Ooh La La, was released in 1973.
As the group began to split, Wood started several solo projects recording his first solo LP, I've Got My Own Album to Do, in 1974. The album featured bandmate McLagan as well as former Beatle George Harrison and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Wood's. Richards soon invited Wood to join the Rolling Stones, after the departure of Mick Taylor. Wood joined in 1975 and has remained a member since. Besides I've Got My Own Album to Do, Wood has recorded several other solo efforts. Now Look was released in 1975, peaked at NO. 118 on Billboard, Wood collaborated with Ronnie Lane for the soundtrack album Mahoney's Last Stand. He released Gimme Some Neck in 1979, which hit No. 45 in the US, 1234 was released in 1981, peaking at No. 164. He released Slide on This in 1992, Not for Beginners came out in 2002. and I Feel Like Playing in 2010. As a member of the Rolling Stones, Wood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, was inducted a second time, as a member of Faces, in April 2012.
Wood began his career as a professional musician in 1964 as a guitarist with the Birds, a R&B band based in Yiewsley, Middlesex. A popular live act with a considerable fan base, the Birds released several singles in the mid-1960s. By 1967 the Birds had disbanded, Wood took part in a project called Santa Barbara Machine Head before joining the Jeff Beck Group as a bassist. Along with vocalist Rod Stewart, Wood did several tours with Beck and recorded two albums: Truth in 1968 and Beck-Ola in 1969. In between Jeff Beck Group projects, Wood worked with the Creation. In 1969, after Steve Marriott left the Small Faces, Wood began working with the remaining members of that group, returning to his instrument of choice, the guitar; this line-up, plus Rod Stewart and former Bird Kim Gardner, teamed up with Wood's brother Art Wood in a formation called Quiet Melon, making a handful of recordings in May 1969. After the Jeff Beck Group's fifth US tour in July and Stewart joined the former Small Faces full-time, the band's name was changed to Faces.
During the summer of 1969, Stewart and Wood set the template for what would become The Faces on An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down, Stewart's first solo album. The backing band on the album included Ian McLagan, Keith Emerson, Micky Waller and guitarists Martin Pugh, Martin Quittenton. In the first half of the 1970s, Faces released four studio albums and were among the top-grossing live acts of the period. Besides his distinctive guitar work, Wood contributed harmonica and bass to the band's recordings, co-wrote many of their songs, including "Stay With Me" and "Ooh La La", he played on bandmate Stewart's first few solo albums, is co-writer of the Rod Stewart songs "Gasoline Alley" and "Every Picture Tells a Story", as well as several songs on Never a Dull Moment. In 1972, Wood and Faces bassist Ronnie Lane composed the soundtrack to the film Mahoney's Last Stand. Wood performed with Townshend, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Eric Clapton at Clapton's Rainbow Concert in 1973. In 1973 Wood asked his old friend Mick Taylor, who he had known since the early 60s, to help out with his first solo album.
In December 1973, Wood collaborated with Mick Jagger on the song "It's Only Rock'n Roll". Jagger and Keith Richards contributed to Wood's solo LP. I've Got My Own Album to Do, was released in 1974 and recorded at Wood's private studio in the basement of his home in London, The Wick. Following Mick Taylor's departure from the Rolling Stones in December 1974, Wood participated in the band's March 1975 recording sessions for its forthcoming album Black and Blue. Although still a member of the Faces, he toured North America with the Rolling Stones in 1975. In the Rolling Stones, Wood plays the slide guitar as Taylor and Brian Jones had done before him, adding both lap steel and pedal steel guitar. In addition, Wood, as did his predecessors, exchanges roles on the guitar with Richards blurring the boundaries between rhythm and lead within a particular song, he occasionally plays bass guitar, as seen during 1975 concert performances of "Fingerprint File", when Mick Jagger played rhythm guitar and bassist Bill Wyman moved to synthe