Ron Wood was a member of the latter-day Creation before entering Jeff Beck’s employ as second guitarist and then bass player. While with Beck, Wood met vocalist Rod Stewart and the pair amalgamated with three former Small Faces. As the Faces, they became a major international act in the early '70s. To a lesser degree than Stewart, Wood inaugurated a parallel solo career, beginning with a '74 solo album, which included contributions from George Harrison and, tellingly, Keith Richards. Richards later recruited Wood as a replacement for guitarist Mick Taylor in the Rolling Stones. Wood continued to release solo records while touring and recorindg with the Stones.