Minimation: Ron Wood Recalls Mick Taylor Quitting the Rolling Stones (A Top Story)
One of the highlights of the most recent Rolling Stones tour was the nightly jam with former guitarist Mick Taylor. Taylor, of course, replaced founding member Brian Jones in 1969, and was with the Stones for some of their greatest albums, including Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street.
Taylor decided to leave in 1974, informing Mick Jagger of this en route to a party that they were attending for Eric Clapton at mogul Robert Stigwood's house. Taylor went to the party with Jagger, Marshall Chess (who ran Rolling Stones Records at the time) and Ron Wood. Wood recalls Taylor was acting like something was up on the ride to the party, but it wasn't until later that he found out that Taylor was vacating his pretty sweet gig, and setting up Wood to be a Stone for the next four decades or so.
Elsewhere in this segment, Wood gets distracted and tells the origin of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' "Glimmer Twins" handle. Check out the video - here.
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