THE ROLLING STONES: The Ron Wood Years Rare Clips from Shelley Archives

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Rock Legends Live! Rare concert clips and footage from Shelley Archives

Thursday, December 27 @ 7:30 pm

THE ROLLING STONES: The Ron Wood Years 1973-90s @ Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre

Guest Speaker: Freeport archivist Bill Shelley  

$10 Members / $15 Public / Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006


 Over their long and celebrated history, The Rolling Stones have been through numerous upheavals and changes. Few were as felicitous as when guitarist Mick Taylor was replaced in 1973/74 by Ron Wood, who had been a guitarist/bassist with The Faces since the late 1960s. “Woody,” as Ron Wood has often been called by fans, was the perfect musical match for Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Ron almost looked as if he could have been Keith’s brother. Their work together complemented oneanother as Wood brought a raw, gritty sound, bringing a harder edge to their songs. He played slide, steel pedal, and lap guitar on many of the album tracks. Ron co-wrote many of the songs on The Rolling Stones’ classic albums, including “It’s Only Rock and Roll,” “Black and Blue,” “Some Girls,” “Tattoo You,” and more. On stage, Ron Wood was playful while sharing guitar parts with Richards, creating fun for the audience through Richards’ and Wood’s collaborative vibe.

Rock Legends Live curator Bill Shelley follows up his previous explorations of “The Brian Jones Years” and “The Mick Taylor Years” with this lively celebration of the legendary rock band during Wood’s tenure, featuring many classic Stones songs including “Miss You,” “Start Me Up,” “Emotional Rescue,” “Beast of Burden,” “When the Whip Comes Down,” “Waiting on a Friend,” “Undercover of the Night,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “Harlem Shuffle,” “Hang Fire,” “Shattered,” “Hot Stuff,” and many more!

Ron Wood started his musical career with ‘60’s groups The Creation and The Jeff Beck Group before joining Rod Stewart and The Faces. He co-wrote “Stay With Me” and “Gasoline Alley” with Stewart. Ron has played with Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Bo Didley, George Harrison, The New Barbarians, Bob Dylan, The Band, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Prince, Slash, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, and even Aretha Franklin. In addition to numerous solo albums, Ron Wood is an accomplished artist whose artwork has graced many album covers and art galleries. Wood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his work with The Rolling Stones and again in 2012 for his work with The Faces. (Presented by Shelley Archives Inc. Approx: 110 minutes)

UPCOMING Rock Legends Live! shows

Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30pm: THE MOODY BLUES

Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm: AEROSMITH

Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm: DOO WOP and The Dawn of Rock

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30pm: WOMEN OF FOLK



As a filmmaker, Shelley has been shooting professionally since the 1970’s when he captured on film and video the following bands playing in small bars and clubs before they became famous: The Stray Cats, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Shelley later associated with rap group Public Enemy, then known as Spectrum City. After they became established, they honored Shelley by asking him to join their cablevision television studio and become an honorary member of The African American Media Network. They even gave him the nickname “Dollar Bill,” due to his lack of funds at that time. He directed their Andreus 13’s videos “Paranoid,” “Channel Zero,” and “Conspiracy,” among others.

Shelley Archives Inc. was started in 1985. After working with Readers Digest Entertainment in 1990, the company’s end product was nominated for an Emmy in 1993 for the three part series “Legends of Comedy.” The program was broadcast on the Disney cable network, and home video sales exceeded a record breaking one million copies sold.

Today the company has more than 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archive and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows (from Europe & USA), promos, interviews, out-takes, and home movies. Preservation of films and music clips is a main focus of the organization, as well as the desire to compensate the artists. The archives include rare films of such diverse subjects as jazz musicians, rock and roll performers, cartoons, comedies, Hitchcock, newsreels, travelogues, westerns, horror films, mysteries, musicals, African American subjects, television shows, sports, and feature films. The archives even include an extensive collection of silent films.


In 1982-3, Bill Shelley was working at the Brill Building for the sound studio Studio One, who was taking over and gutting the famous (song)Writer’s Wing, unused since ’69. Told that anything that remained would be trashed, he found and rescued reels of 16mm promo footage, acetates, reel-to-reel recordings, and photos.


CAC is proud to have nurtured Bill Shelley’s efforts since 2009 and provided Shelley Archives with a home base and a loyal and enthusiastic audience.


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