How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary: A Rock & Roll Diary
Ronnie Wood


Hardback (B401) | Sep 2015 | Genesis Publications | 9781905662364 | 464pp | 210x134mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$69.99, NZD$84.99


Wood's original handwritten diary from 1965 is shared here for the first time, giving unique insight into his life and the period. Throughout the diary, Wood reflects on the words he wrote 50 years ago, in a new manuscript of over 12,000 words. Wood discusses memories of the Birds, The Jeff Beck Group, the Faces and the Rolling Stones, recounting stories of the breakups, breakdowns, cars and guitars that began his journey to super-stardom. How Can It Be? features an introduction by Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones and an end-note from Ali MacKenzie of The Birds.

Ronnie Wood: 'It was a continuous adventure. Our overspilling energy was enough to chase girls, write songs, rehearse, play... It was all go, all the time.'

Wood shares original artworks inspired by his diary. Friends such as The Who are featured, as are early influences including Howlin' Wolf. Others depict everyday life: loading a van, or pushing a car home. New anecdotes are personally reproduced in Wood's own calligraphy.

Ronnie Wood: 'They capture the atmosphere. Some were done at the time and others I've drawn from memory.'