As a youth, made a prize-winning submission to the BBC art program Sketch Club; has since continued a successful second career as a painter. Pre-Rolling Stones work includes stints playing bass for the Jeff Beck Group, and guitar with the Birds, the Creation and the Small Faces/the Faces. Numerous solo albums include I've Got My Own Album to Do (1974), Now Look (1975) and Not for Beginners (2002). Replaced guitarist Mick Taylor for the Stones' 1975 tour, and contributed to several songs on the group's Black and Blue (1976), prior to becoming an official member. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Stones in 1989; inducted a second time (as a member of The Faces) in 2012. Has released several books, including the 2007 autobiography Ronnie.