What was it like to be a teenage would-be rock star in Britain during the ’60s? Ron Wood is one of the few people who really know, and he’s sharing his experiences in a limited-edition book titled ‘How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary.’
As the title suggests, the book divulges diary entries written by the Rolling Stones guitarist during his formative years on the U.K. touring circuit. ABC News Radio reports that those entries come from a recently rediscovered road journal Wood kept in 1965, when he was starting out with his band the Birds.
Of course, given the time and location, Wood was in a distinct position to rub shoulders with plenty of future rock greats, and ‘How Can It Be?’ doesn’t disappoint on that front; the report notes that the book details “his adventures in the mid-’60s London music scene, including his interactions with such celebrities as the Who‘s Pete Townshend and Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Marianne Faithfull and many others.”
“This diary shows what an amazing schedule I had,” reflected Wood in a statement. “We’d be traveling the length and breadth of the country every day. With youth on our side, it was a continuing adventure. Our overspilling energy was enough to take care of work every night of the week. It was enough to chase the girls, enough to write songs, enough to rehearse and enough to travel. It was all go, all the time.”
‘How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary’ also includes rare photos, as well as new illustrations and recollections from Wood. Printed in a limited run of 1,965 signed copies, it can be pre-ordered via: -