Radio.com Minimation: Ron Wood Recalls Mick Taylor Quitting the Rolling Stones

By Brian Ives

On Minimation, we comb through the CBS Radio interview archives and animate interviews with legendary artists. In this interview from 1977, Ron Wood talks about a party that he attended with future bandmate Mick Jagger, and Mick’s soon-to-be-ex-Rolling Stones bandmate, Mick Taylor. 

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.

Related: Ronnie Wood Recalls 1965; Looks Ahead to Future Stones and Faces Projects

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.

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