Saturday 23 September 2017

I rocked with Ronnie Wood as teen - Imelda May

Imelda May
Imelda May

By Elaine McCahill

Rockabilly star Imelda May has revealed how she rocked out with Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood when she was 16.

Imelda (40) said she jammed with Wood in the early 90s.

"There was a little underground club in Dublin where I learned my trade," she told The New Yorker.

"My brother sneaked me in, because at 16 I was very young.

"My parents were okay with it because they knew I was crazy about music. I loved it.

"One night when I was there, Ronnie Wood came in and jumped up and played guitar and I got to sing."

And when the Liberties beauty met him years later, Wood remembered her.

"I got to meet him again and I swore he wouldn't remember me," said Imelda.

"And then he described the night at the club, and he said it was weird, a little kid singing the blues in this little basement in Dublin."

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