A collection of Ronnie Wood’s belongings was sold off at an auction in Beverly Hills this weekend.
The collection featured Rolling Stones memorabilia spanning four decades including clothes, tour paraphernalia and guitars. Among the items sold include Wood’s 1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar sold for £38,000 ($60,800), a white leather coat for £5,500 ($8,960) and a cardboard guitar cutout that was given to Wood by bandmate Keith Richards, which sold for £4,300 ($6,875), .
When the auction was announced in September, Wood put out a strongly worded statement claiming that he had nothing to do with the sale. It had been reported that Wood and his former spouse Jo were selling off their shared possessions together. The pair divorced in 2011 after Wood allegedly had an affair with a young waitress. A statement read: “Ronnie was asked by Jo some time ago if he wished to add some items to an auction and he said he did not want to participate,” they said. “He is therefore shocked and disappointed that this auction is being misrepresented as a joint sale. This is not the case.”
It added: “Furthermore he is staggered that some of the items being offered at the auction are clearly his personal belongings, which did not pass to Jo as part of the divorce proceedings…The Tour Clothes being offered belong to The Rolling Stones and are not hers to sell. Ronnie feels saddened that Jo has taken this course of action and wants the public to know he has NOT teamed up with Jo on this outrageous sale.”
However, the fued appears to have been solved as auction house Julien described the items for sale as jointly owned and said that they were part of the couple’s divorce settlement.
Earlier this month, The Rolling Stones announced two London dates for November. They will play London’s O2 Arena on November 25 and 29 to celebrate their 50th anniversary, as well as two nights at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey in the US on December 13 and 15. All the dates sold out in minutes.
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