Ronnie Wood’s son Jamie is reportedly selling some of his father’s Rolling Stones memorabilia, worth £1.5 million.
The father and son have suffered a troubled relationship over the years, with 45-year-old Jamie putting the items on the block at a three-day auction at Hessink’s in Holland.
Items include artwork featuring the members of the iconic rock band, including his 73-year-old father Ronnie and front man Mick Jagger.
On the block! Ronnie Wood’s son Jamie is reportedly selling some of his father’s Rolling Stones memorabilia, worth £1.5 million [pictured in 2006]
The collection also apparently features a knife collection owned by Keith Richards, including a pocket blade he is said to have pulled on now-president Donald Trump in 1989.
Trump promoted the British band in the states for their Steel Wheels tour, with Richards telling the BBC previously that ‘he was the promoter for us in Atlantic City. It was [billed as] Donald Trump presents the Rolling Stones.
‘We never have much to do with promoters usually, but this one got me. That was the last time I got angry.
‘I pulled out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said, “You’ve got to get rid of this man!”‘
Memorabilia: There are items from the band’s Steel Wheels tour in 1989 [pictured]
Going once! Items include artwork featuring the members of the iconic rock band, including his 73-year-old father Ronnie and front man Mick Jagger [pictured with with Richards, right, in 2019]
Oh! The collection also apparently features a knife collection owned by Keith Richards, including a pocket blade he is said to have pulled on now-president Donald Trump in 1989
Groupie? Trump promoted the British band in the states for their Steel Wheels tour in 1989 [pictured that year], with Richards telling the BBC previously that ‘he was the promoter for us in Atlantic City. It was [billed as] Donald Trump presents the Rolling Stones’
Another of the items in the sale is a rare Banksy painting titled Bird With Grenade. Its starting price is £200,000 but is thought to be sold for a much higher figure.
Also featured are costumes, photographs and videos – some never seen before. These feature the band performing on stage. Others are home videos.
MailOnline has approached reps for comment.
A source told
Bradley Hessink, of Dutch auctioneers Hessink’s, said there was ‘huge interest’ in the memorabilia.
Family: Jamie and Ronnie are pictured with other son Tyrone and Ronnie’s ex Jo in 2006
Last summer, Jamie told the Daily Mail about his childhood, saying: ‘Drugs were normal in my family. It was part and parcel of my upbringing. No one would let their children come to my house after school.’
But his father Ronnie changed around a decade ago when he gave up partying and ‘got clean’.
Jamie is the son of Jo Wood and her first husband but was brought up as Ronnie’s own since he was a toddler.
Ronnie is now remarried to wife Sally and shares twins Alice and Gracie, four, with her.
Jamie mused about how the twins’ memories of their childhood will be very different from his own and those of his siblings Jesse, Tyrone and Leah.
‘I’m sure he will do a better job this time round!’ says Jamie. ‘I’m really happy for Ronnie. Sally is an awesome mum and the twins are great.’
Generation next: Ronnie is now remarried to wife Sally and shares twins Alice and Gracie, four, with her
Brood: Guitarist Ronnie and wife Jo are photographed with their children in Chelsea, London in 1983
Jamie developed a drug habit aged just 14 — using heroin and cocaine until he was 20, and smoking cannabis and cigarettes until recently — which nearly killed him three years ago.
In October 2017, he found himself being rushed by ambulance to hospital for emergency surgery following a heart attack at just 42. He hasn’t smoked cigarettes or cannabis since.
Jamie recalled: ‘Mum and Dad [by which he means Ronnie] used to party a lot and you could always smell cannabis in the house.
‘It would waft up the stairs and when I was nine or ten, I’d run downstairs and find ashtrays full of joints and help myself, then stash them behind the microphones.’
Flashback: The party lifestyle took hold of Jamie and he went off the rails as a teenager
Mum and son: Jamie would go on to have a heart attack at the age of 42, as the lifestyle that came with being the son of a rock legend took its eventual toll
Jamie’s first job was as a roadie for rock producer Harvey Goldsmith — the organiser of Live Aid — before doing tours for bands including Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana.
A promotions assistant job followed with the Stones, then he began managing his father’s art business.
‘I certainly damaged myself. What do you expect? I grew up in that environment. I thought it was natural for me to take drugs,’ he said. ‘Mum and Dad always knew about the drugs but were pretty aware that I was going to make my own decisions.
‘I remember being 16 years old when we went on this holiday to Antigua. At this point I was doing drugs every day. I was sitting in my room and I get this knock on my door and it’s Dad, who’s come to chat to me about drugs.
‘He said: “Do what you gotta do and have fun doing what you do but don’t let the drugs control your life. You control the drugs!”‘
Dad: Jamie [R] revealed that Ronnie encouraged him to ‘do what you gotta do and don’t let the drugs control your life’
Ironically, it was cannabis that became a source of friction with his famous father — despite the Stone’s own hell-raising
They had patched up their relationship after falling out when Jamie took his mother’s side when she split from Ronnie in 2008 following his affair with 21-year-old Russian Ekaterina Ivanova.
But it fell apart again around four or five years ago after Ronnie had cleaned up his act.
Jamie claims that after his father ‘went full AA’, he ‘liked to preach’.
He admits: ‘I got upset with him — the biggest drug-taker in the world was telling me what to do. I didn’t take too kindly to it.’
He sees things rather differently now: ‘I did recently apologise and tell him he was probably right and that I was in denial about the cannabis, but I thought he could have handled it better.’