Ronnie Wood was awarded the City of London Freedom.
The Rolling Stones rocker has been “humbled” to receive the award given to key individuals of all nationalities and backgrounds who have done the capital city an exceptional service.
In a letter he posted on his Instagram account, Ronnie wrote: “My Lord Mayor, Lord Chamberlain, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am humble and honored to preserve the freedom of the City of London. As a child, I saw the city of Aus the channels and over the years I’ve seen it from many different perspectives, and despite my career in music and art that has taken me around the world, I’m never happier than when I come home to this great city where i was born.
“It is a nice surprise to receive this award and it made me, Sally and my twin girls Alice and Gracie very proud. I very much hope to meet you in person at the Guildhall, when circumstances permit. R x ( sic) “
Last year, the 73-year-old singer donated his artwork to St. George’s Hospital in Tooting in south London’s hospital amid the current coronavirus pandemic to commend all NHS staff for their lifesaving work for the country.
At the time, he said, “The NHS are incredibly dedicated and their commitment to giving support and saving lives is incredible. They deserve all the credit that people can give them. All of this has stood the test of time since we had ours every Thursday Showing thanks by clapping. ” and our little twins love to see and paint rainbows. There is just so much appreciation from us … gratitude, gratitude, gratitude is the best prayer and message for all of them. THANK YOU … I didn’t have all of the colors of The Rainbow in my studio to paint all of this in the same medium so had to experiment with colors and pastels to get the right colors. I tried to show some examples of texture and blending technique, as well as different surfaces through texturing. “