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Name: Ron Wood  
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Date of Birth: 1st June 1947
Place of Birth: Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Ron Wood (born June 1, 1947 in London) is a British rock guitarist best known as a member of The Rolling Stones and The Faces.

Wood began his career in 1964 with the Birds, based in Yiewsley, West London. By the late 1960s, he was part of The Creation, then joined the Jeff Beck Group as a bass player together with singer Rod Stewart. They split up, however, after Beck-Ola in 1969.

With Rod Stewart, Ron joined The Small Faces shortly after leader Steve Marriott had left the group; the band's name was soon shortened to simply The Faces. Though mostly known in the United States as Rod Stewart's former backup band, the Faces were very successful in the UK, for a brief time even rivaling The Rolling Stones in popularity. As a live act, they were very well-received, and their music is recognized today as a major influence on the punk rock movement. The New York Dolls, The Sex Pistols, The Replacements, Pearl Jam, and Stereophonics all owe a clear debt to the group. The Faces split up in 1975.

Throughout the 1970s, Wood released several solo albums, including a collaboration with ex-Faces bandmate Ronnie Lane, Mahoney's Last Stand (1976).

Following Mick Taylor's departure from the Rolling Stones in 1974, Wood replaced him on guitar in time to contribute to the recording of the group's 1976 album Black and Blue. Throughout the 1980s, Wood played as a member of the Rolling Stones, continued his solo career and painted, and collaborated with a number of other artists, including David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley and Aretha Franklin.

In 1993, he and Rod Stewart appeared on MTV's Unplugged, which resulted in a hit album. After the massive tour that Rod Stewart undertook across the U.S. in 2004 they expressed intentions to finish the studio work on their forthcoming album entitled I'll Strut, You'll Sing.

Ron Wood currently lives in the town of Clane, Ireland where he owns a stud farm.

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