Blue-eyed soul superstar Mick Hucknall shares an interesting story about his musical influences with Rolling Stones icon Ronnie Wood during his visit to “The Ronnie Wood Show” which airs this Wednesday, Aug. 8, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on AXS TV.
In a sneak peek clip (attached above), the famed Simply Red frontman explains how watching Buddy Guy on BBC’s Omnibus special when he was 15 caused him to think, “One day Micky boy, you’re gonna put some shiny stuff in your teeth.” True-to-his-word, Hucknall flashes Wood his wide grin and touches a top tooth, which, he admits he first adorned with a ruby and “now, for the Millennium, I put a diamond in – and that’s all because of Buddy Guy.”
Buddy Guy is a living blues guitar legend, who is notably known for having played the guitar with his teeth! The iconic Louisiana native musician and songwriter has influenced scores of music artists across multiple generations including Hucknall, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, John Mayer, Keith Richards and many more. Guy obviously left a sparkling impression on Hucknall, who honored his hero with his signature gem-encrusted smile.
Hucknall notably went on to achieve his own level of superstardom by selling over 50 million albums in an almost 40-year career. The British native singer-songwriter played with Wood in Faces and fronted Simply Red for over 25 years, earning three BRIT Awards and three Grammy nominations, among many other accolades during the latter band’s peak years of success.
Tune into “The Ronnie Wood Show” on Wednesday, Aug. 8 starting at 8 p.m. ET on AXS TV to watch the rest of Mick Hucknall’s conversation in back-to-back installments which also find Wood chatting with another blues guitar master, Steve Cropper.
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