Charlie Watts made his live debut with The Rolling Stones tonight in 1963

January 14, 2018

English drummer Charles Robert Watts

professionally known as Charlie Watts

made his live debut with The Rolling Stones

The Flamingo Jazz Club in Soho, London ~ January 14th of 1963

while doubling as designer

of the band's record sleeves and tour stages

Charlie Watts played regularly

with Blues Incorporated

before joining The Rolling Stones 

"I bought a banjo when I was thirteen years old, and I didn't like the dots on the neck. So I took the neck off, and at the same time I heard a drummer called Chico Hamilton, who played with Gerry Mulligan, and I wanted to play like that, with brushes. I didn't have a snare drum, so I put the banjo head on a stand."

Charlie Watts 

In addition to his work with The Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts has released the following albums

~ The Charlie Watts Orchestra Live at Fulham Town Hall (1986/Columbia Records)

~ The Charlie Watts Quintet - From One Charlie (1991/Continuum Records)

~ The Charlie Watts Quintet - A Tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings (1992/Continuum Records)

~ The Charlie Watts Quintet - Warm and Tender (1993/Continuum Records)

~ The Charlie Watts Quintet - Long Ago and Far Away (1996/Virgin Records)

~ The Charlie Watts-Jim Keltner Project (2000/Cyber Octave Records)

~ The Charlie Watts Tentet - Watts at Scott's (2004/Sanctuary Records)

~ The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie - The Magic of Boogie Woogie (2010/Vagabond Records)

~ The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie Live in Paris (2012/Columbia Records)

~ Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band  (Live At Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen / 2010) (2017/Impuplse)

Charlie Watts married Shirley Ann Shepherd

on October 14, 1964 

whom he had met before the band became successful

The couple have one daughter Seraphina

born in March 1968

who in turn has given birth to Watts' only grandchild

a girl named Charlotte

Charlie and Shirley Watts are still married today!

 

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