Ronnie Wood Anniversary
The Rolling Stones Official Tour Diary
Publisher: Genesis Publications
• 400 Anniversary copies
• Leather and metal cover
• Created with Ronnie Wood
• 416 silver-foiled pages
• 27,000 words
• 620 images
• Facsimile memorabilia
• Signed by Ronnie Wood
The Rolling Stones Tour Diary – Ronnie Wood Anniversary Copies
Signed by Christopher Sykes, Peter Rudge and Ronnie Wood
With a special binding to commemorate Ronnie Wood’s 40th year as a Rolling Stone, over 600 rare photographs and items of memorabilia take you on the road with the Stones in their intimate, official limited edition book.
Ronnie Wood: ‘This book is incredible!’
In 1975 The Rolling Stones documented their tour of the Americas in its entirety. Celebrating 40 years with 400 special Anniversary copies, each copy of TOTA ’75 is now signed by Ronnie Wood.
TOTA ’75 takes you onboard the ‘Starship’, backstage for pre-show tuning with Keith and Ronnie, and to Niagara Falls with Mick. Experience the full madness of the tour including Stu’s birthday cake fight, the idea of elephants as ‘extra security’, Mick borrowing Lisa Robinson’s knickers for a show, Ronnie and Keith being charged with reckless driving, and much more.
Christopher Sykes: ‘I had absolutely free and total access. I was in a very privileged position because I was more of a friend than a rock photographer.’
Official diarist Sykes took a wealth of photographs, many of which remained unseen until their publication in TOTA ’75. He also collected every piece of memorabilia imaginable, including backstage passes and hotel room keys.
In his role as the band’s official tour diarist, no area was off-limit for Chistopher Sykes. The result is a vividly entertaining 27,000-word text.
Christopher Sykes: ‘On the last night of the tour madness finally sets in. After 10 weeks on the road it is hardly surprising that there is something of an end-of-term atmosphere with everyone shaking hands and bidding farewells. When the lights finally do go out there will be no more Daily News Sheets or hourly orders and every man will be, once again, on his own.’
Facsimile schedules, set lists, magazine articles and letters home accompany the diary text and Stones tour photography.
Ronnie Wood accompanied the The Rolling Stones on tour in 1975, after over a decade of wishing to join the band. He is signing each anniversary copy of TOTA ’75.
Ronnie Wood: ‘I’ve always known that I was going to be established, go to America and join the Rolling Stones.’
Christopher Simon Sykes had known Mick Jagger since the early Sixties when he was invited to travel with the Stones to all 40 of their Americas shows. Asked to document the tour in its entirety, he did just that.
Tour manager Peter Rudge was nicknamed ‘The Commander’. His regular newsletters to the band and crew run as a fascinating thread throughout the book.
TOTA ’75 is created in a limited edition of 2,500 signed copies. Now just 400 of these rare books will be made into special Anniversary copies, with a new binding and additionally signed by Ronnie Wood.
Ronnie Wood: ‘That’s what we do. We go to Genesis for quality.’
The book’s new cover is designed to Ronnie Wood’s approval, inspired by his iconic Zemaitis guitar. Its aluminium cover is silkscreened with beautiful engravings from the guitar’s metal disc front.
Over 400 silver-edged pages are quarter-bound in leather and housed in a protective solander box. The ‘Starship’ is silkscreened onto the box, with lenticular images of the Stones appearing in the aircraft’s cut away windows.
Visit www.TOTA75.com for more details and to secure your copy today.