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Charlie Watts

Drummer for The Rolling Stones

Charlie Watts was born
Jul 2, 1941 in Islington, London, England

On first glance Charlie Watts would seem to be a funny choice to include in a jazz book for he is the longtime drummer of the Rolling Stones. However, jazz was Watts' first love and in the 1980s he toured worldwide with a huge big band that included! many of England's top musicians (giving one a chance to hear Evan Parker play "Lester Leaps In!"). In 1991 he organized an excellent bop quintet (featuring altoist Peter King) that paid tribute to Charlie Parker, justifying Watts' place in any jazz history book.


Charlie has worked with:

Mick Taylor , Darryl Jones , Nicky Hopkins , The Glimmer Twins , Andrew Loog Oldham , Bobby Keys , Glyn Johns , Bernard Fowler , Eric Clapton , Jack Nitzsche , Billy Preston , Chuck Leavell , Howlin' Wolf , Jimmy Miller , Chris Kimsey , Alexis Korner.




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