Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Bob Ellis, Mazzeo and myself

Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles 1976
I took a whole series of photographs of the night Jesse James Wood was born to Ronnie and Krissy Wood. Krissy was in labour for nearly 24 hours, but myself, Ronnie, Mick, and Sandy Castle (also known as Mazzeo), Neil Young’s right-hand man, never left the hospital. When Krissy went in to labour, Mazzeo turned up at the house with Neil's hearse, normally used to transport his guitars to gigs, but which neatly doubled as an ambulance that night. We beat all speed limits to get to Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Jesse arrived the following day. Afterwards, we rang up everyone we knew on the hospital’s bank of telephones to give them the good news, and repaired to the nearest champagne bar. It had been a Long Night.