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Charlie Watts forever: Happy birthday Charlie!
Born: June 2 1941 (at University College Hospital, London, England)
The following text is reprinted from a fact sheet sent to American fans in Spring 1964:
REAL NAME Charles Robert Watts.
BIRTH DATE 2. 6. 41.
PARENTS’ NAMES Mr. & Mrs. Watts.
HOME Wembley, Middlesex.
MUSICAL EDUCATION A good one.
ENTERED SHOW BUSINESS AT: 18.
FIRST APPEARANCE Marquee, Oxford Street.
BIGGEST BREAK IN CAREER Joining the Stones.
TV DEBUT “Thank Your Lucky Stars.”
RADIO DEBUT “Saturday Club.”
FAVOURITE SINGERS/ARTISTS Sammy Davis Jr., Greco, Picasso.
FAVOURITE COLOUR Red and Black.
FAVOURITE FOOD Good.
FAVOURITE BAND So many.
FAVOURITE DRINK Tea.
FAVOURITE CLOTHES Good.
FAVOURITE COMPOSER George Russel, Gil Evans.
MISC. LIKES Girls, clothes.
MISC. DISLIKES None.
TASTE IN MUSIC Good.
PERSONAL AMBITION Be successful.
PROFESSIONAL AMBITION To be at no. 1.
WHERE EDUCATED Tylers Croft, Harrow Art College.
The stable back-beat of the Rolling Stones got his first drum kit in his early teens at a cost of twelve pounds. He studied art, drummed for Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, and worked at an advertising agency before giving it all up to join the Stones in January 1963. He loves sports, collects antique guns, is interested in American Civil War history, has been married to the same woman for nineteen years, wears gorgeous shoes, never gets into trouble, and is one hell of a drummer!
(Ref. charlie watts)
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