LETTING IT ROLL
17th November 2020
Ronnie Wood’s son Jamie flogs £1.5million of Rolling Stones memorabilia
- Ben Leo
- 17 Nov 2020, 1:48
- Updated: 17 Nov 2020, 7:48
RONNIE Wood’s troubled son Jamie is flogging £1.5million of Rolling Stones memorabilia.
In a move that could signal a new chapter in their “tense” relationship, the ex-drug addict, 45, has put his collection into a three-day auction at Hessink's in Holland.
Ronnie Wood’s son Jamie is flogging £1.5million of Rolling Stones memorabilia
The sale includes limited edition artwork of Forty Licks frontman Mick Jagger, his guitar legend dad Ronnie and, bizarrely, Keith Richards' knife collection. A pocket blade Richards angrily pulled on Donald Trump in the 90s, when the US President was promoting one of the Stones' shows in America, is included. Also up for grabs is an extremely rare Banksy painting 'Bird with Grenade' - which has a £200,000 guide price but could fetch millions. And there is a haul of Rolling Stones stage costumes from world tours - plus never-seen-before pictures and video of the band in the studio, on stage and at home.
It comes as Jamie, Ronnie's adopted son, last month opened up about his "up and down" relationship with his dad - admitting he probably "got in the way" of his rock and roll lifestyle when he was younger. Jamie, Ronnie's eldest son, previously lifted the lid on his drug-fuelled childhood that made him an addict at 14.
He claims the rock and roll lifestyle of being brought up by the Rolling Stones guitarist and his mum Jo Wood "damaged" him. A source said: “Getting rid of everything associated with his dad and the Stones is a symbolic sign that he’s stepping away from it all." Bradley Hessink, of Dutch auctioneers Hessink's, said Jamie's collection had attracted "huge interest". The collection is so vast that its sale has been split over three dates. The next is later this month, and a final sale of iconic Rolling Stones memorabilia will follow weeks later.