Say It's Your Birthday: Ron Wood

Today is the birthday of Ron Wood, born in

Hillingdon, Middlesex in 1947. His two older brothers were musicians,

so it was no surprise when Ron learned the clarinet and drums. He

joined an English group, the Birds, who made just one album. In 1966 he

defected to the Jeff Beck Group, and in 1969 with the remaining Small

Faces he formed the Faces with Rod Stewart. In April 1974 he recorded a

solo album, "I've Got My Own Album To Do," which featured Keith

Richards. He stood in on the 1975 Rolling Stones tour, and in December

left the Faces, leading to their breakup. By 1976, he was a junior

member of the Stones.

It is also the birthday of Jason Donovan, Alan

Wilder (Depeche Mode), Mike Joyce (Smiths/Adult Net) and Marilyn

Monroe.