11 Things You Need To Know About Charlie Watts

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#1- Charlie Watts was born on 2 June, 1941, in Bloomsbury, London. His real name was Charles Robert Watts.

#2- In 1955, at the age of 14, Charlie got his first drum kit, which was given to him by his parents.

#3- Charlie Watts was an English musician and rose to international fame as the drummer of the Rolling Stones (1963-2021).

#4- He also worked as the graphics designer at "Charlie Daniels Studios," an advertising company.

#5- Before becoming a member of the Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts was a member of a blues band called "Blues Incorporated."

#6- Charlie Watts was nicknamed "The Wembley Whammer" by Mick Jagger.

#7- He was inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" in 1989 and into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

#8- Since 1963, Charlie has appeared on every album released by The Rolling Stones. He performed his final show with the group on August 30, 2019.

#9- In 1991, he also formed a jazz quintet called the "Charlie Watts Quintet." The quintet mainly focused on jazz music, showcasing his passion for the genre.

#10- Apart from the Rolling Stones, Charlie also had a successful solo career, in which he released 5 studio albums & 5 live albums.

#11- Charlie Watts died on 24 August 2021, at 80. He had a wealth of $250 million at the time he died.

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