Happy birthday Charlie Watts!
Born: June 2 1941 (at University College Hospital, London, England)
June 2, 1963: Studio 51, Ken Colyer Jazz Club, London, England
June 2, 1967: Release of THE GODS’ 7″ single ‘Come On Down To My Boat Baby’/’Garage Man’ (with Mick Taylor as band member)
June 2, 1969: Release of THE JEFF BECK GROUP’s 7″ single ‘Plynth (Water Down The Drain)’/ ‘Jailhouse Rock’, (with Ronnie as band member)
June 2, 1971: On the day of Charlie Watts’ 30th birthday, his wife Shirley got arrested at Nice Airport after assaulting an airport official.
June 2, 1976: Sporthalle, Cologne, West Germany (2 shows)
1st show: Honky Tonk Women/If You Can’t Rock Me-Get Off Of My Cloud/Hand Of Fate/Hey Negrita/Ain’t Too Proud To Beg/Fool To Cry/Hot Stuff/Star Star/You Gotta Move/Band introduction/Happy/Nothing From Nothing/Outa Space/Midnight Rambler/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Brown Sugar/Jumping Jack Flash/Street Fighting Man
2nd show: Honky Tonk Women/If You Can’t Rock Me-Get Off Of My Cloud/Hand Of Fate/Hey Negrita/Ain’t Too Proud To Beg/Fool To Cry/Hot Stuff/Star Star/You Gotta Move/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Band introduction/Happy/Tumbling Dice/Nothing From Nothing/Outa Space/Midnight Rambler/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Brown Sugar/Jumping Jack Flash/Street Fighting Man
June 2, 1978: Release of the MISS YOU / FAR AWAY EYES 12″ maxi-single (Rolling Stones Records 12 EMI 2802)
June 2, 1989: Bill Wyman secretly married 19-year-old Mandy Smith. Bill’s 28-year-old son was best man, and all other four Stones attended. The marriage lasted 17 months.
June 2, 1990: Olympiastadion, Munich, West-Germany
Start Me Up/Sad Sad Sad/Harlem Shuffle/Tumbling Dice/Miss You/Almost Hear You Sigh/ Ruby Tuesday/ Factory Girl/Rock And A Hard Place/Mixed Emotions/Honky Tonk Women/Midnight Rambler/ You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Little Red Rooster/Can’t Be Seen/Happy/Paint It Black/2000 Light Years From Home/Sympathy For The Devil/Street Fighting Man/Gimme Shelter/Band introduction/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Brown Sugar/Satisfaction/Jumping Jack Flash
June 2, 1993: Keith accepts an award in New York on behalf of Mick Jagger and himself after being inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Bob Dylan had been inducted in 1982, while Lennon and McCartney dis in 1987.
Keith: “The trophy was signed by Sammy Kahn, one of the best songwriters of the 20th century. On his deathbed he said, I want to include Keith in the Hall of Fame. I found that really touching, and I am in good company there – Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and many more”
June 2, 2008: Death of Bo Diddley, one of the most influential musicians ever, among the Stones’ main music influences.
June 2, 2018: Ricoh Stadium, Coventry, England
Street Fighting Man/It’s Only Rock’n Roll/Tumbling Dice/Paint It Black/
Ride ‘Em On Down/Like A Rolling Stone/Dead Flowers/You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Honky Tonk Women/Band introduction/You Got The Silver/Happy/Sympathy For The Devil/Miss You/Midnight Rambler/Start Me Up/Jumping Jack Flash/Brown Sugar/Gimme Shelter/Satisfaction