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Rolling Stones Ron Wood Signed "How Can It Be?" Book - Ltd Edition #813/1965 - RARE

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Rare Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood "How Can It Be? A Rock N' Roll Diary" leather-bound hardcover book set is hand-signed and numbered by Ronnie Wood. This extremely detailed package which includes artwork, a new recording, and more with a custom cloth bag was produced in a limited edition of 1,965 copies with this being #813.

Don't miss the chance to get Ronnie Wood's original autograph inside this beautifully produced and bound photo chronicle of his career. As a member of the Rolling Stones since 1975, he was also a member of Faces and the Jeff Beck Group. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 with the Stones, he was inducted a second time as a member of Faces in 2012. He is an accomplished visual artist as well and some of his earliest sketches and other works are included in the book. 

Here is information from Genesis, the publisher, about this unique book:

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

Ten years before he joined the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood's musical apprenticeship with The Birds catapulted him onto the stage of swinging London's music scene, aged just 17.

Featuring a cast of characters including Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Marianne Faithfull and many more, the story of Ronnie's adventures was handwritten in his 1965 diary. More than 50 years later, Ronnie Wood presents his journal for the first time, with an introduction by Charlie Watts and much more in this signed book and record set.

'My own private world is in the diary.' – Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood's original handwritten diary is shared here for the first time giving unique insight into his life and the period.

With a new commentary of over 12,000 words, Ronnie Wood shares memories from the Birds, the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces, the Rolling Stones, and discusses musical peers and influences, including:

The Animals, The Artwoods, Long John Baldry, Shirley Bassey, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, The Birds, David Bowie, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Spencer Davies, Deep Purple, Bo Diddley, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Everly Brothers, the Faces, Marianne Faithfull, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Gene Vincent, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Grateful Dead, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, Hubert Sumlin, Elton John, Davy Jones, The Kinks, Alexis Korner, Lemmy, Little Walter, Martha & the Vandellas, John Mayall, Zoot Money, Moody Blues, Jimmy Page, Wilson Pickett, The Pretty Things, Jimmy Reed, The Rolling Stones, Sandie Shaw, Jimmy Smith, Rod Stewart, The Temptations, The Tremeloes, Jethro Tull, Muddy Waters, Stevie Winwood, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Yardbirds ...and many more.

'Our overspilling energy was enough to chase girls, write songs, rehearse, play... It was a continuous adventure.' - Ronnie Wood

In this limited edition of only 1965 copies each book is signed by Ronnie Wood.

The Collector Copies are numbered 351-1,965. Hand-bound in antiqued leather, with gold blocking and page edging, the binding replicates Wood's original diary down to its scuffs and scratches. Loose-leaf facsimile items include posters, nightclub tickets and rare photographs.

Within the book's slipcase a pull-out tray holds a 45rpm record featuring 'How Can It Be?'. The song was one of Ronnie Wood's first compositions, written for the Birds and recorded in 1965. The B-side unveils a new specially made recording of the same song. Wood has created the artwork for the 7in picture disc - a cubist-style self-portrait, complete with guitar and 1965 diary.

'We go to Genesis for quality.' - Ronnie Wood"

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Item Highlights:

  • Limited Edition Ronnie Wood book #813 of 1,965
  • Hand signed and numbered by Ronnie Wood 
  • Main book hand-bound in leather 
  • All components of the original set included: Outer sleeve box, second book, loose-leaf facsimile items including a fold-out poster, nightclub tickets and photographs, plus an exclusive 7" vinyl featuring two versions of "How Can It Be?" from 1965 and the present day
  • Publisher: Genesis Publications (2015)
  • Condition: Very fine (one corner crease on sleeve box as shown)
  • Cloth bag and original shipping box included
  • 8.6" (22cm) in length, 11.8" (30cm) in height, and 2.75" (7cm) in width, weight: 5 lbs (2,250 g)
  • Fantastic find for any Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones fan, or rare music book collector
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  • Carefully packed and double boxed
  • FREE, insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available (email your address to for best international shipping price)

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