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Bill Wyman

Musician and Singer
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Net worth 2018: $80 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Lewisham
Country: British
BirthDay: 24 October 1936
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.68 m

Bill Wyman was bornon 24 October 1936 in Lewisham, British, is Musician and Singer. Bill Wyman is an English musician known for his association with the band the Rolling Stones. He was with the rock and roll band for 31 years from 1962 to 1993 before breaking away to explore a solo career. A singer, songwriter, and a bassist, he has also scored music for movies and television. Born into a family of humble means, he had a difficult childhood scarred by poverty. He developed an interest in music at a young age and played organ with his father. He also received piano lessons as a boy. He was exposed to the songs of the likes of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Fats Domino while serving in the armed forces in the British Royal Air Force at a base in Germany. Back home, he became serious about a musical career and began honing his skills. He joined the band the Rolling Stones in 1962 and went on to have a highly successful career with them and formed a close personal friendship with Brian Jones. He also launched solo albums in the 1970s and 1980s while simultaneously working with the band. Not satisfied with the creative freedom he got within the band, he left in 1993 after spending more than three decades with Rolling Stones. He then proceeded to form his own blues-rock band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.


$80 Million


He then went on to found the blues-rock band Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in 1997 and released its first album ‘Struttin' Our Stuff’ the same year


After working with the Rolling Stones for 31 years, he left the band in 1993


Bill Wyman is also the author of several books including ‘Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock 'n' Roll Band’ (1990), ‘Rolling With the Stones’ (2002) and ‘The Stones: A History in Cartoons’ (2006)


His second marriage was to 18-year-old Mandy Smith in 1989 when Wyman was 52


In 1987, he made a cameo appearance in the film ‘Eat the Rich’


In the 1980s, he composed music for two films, ‘Phenomena’ (1985) and ‘Terror at the Opera’ (1987), both directed by Italian director Dario Argento


Thus he began taking up solo projects as well during the 1970s, releasing his first solo album ‘Monkey Grip’, in 1974


The Rolling Stones went on to become a huge success in the ensuing years with their popular albums ‘Beggars Banquet’ (1968), ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!’ (1970), ‘Exile on Main St


The band released its debut album ‘The Rolling Stones’, in 1964


The drummer introduced Bill to the band members and he was selected as the bassist in 1962


The band was a part of the phenomena known as the “British Invasion in America” in the 1960s along with their counterpart, the Beatles


He tied the knot for the first time in 1959 with Diane with whom he has one son


Bill Wyman enlisted in the military and began serving in the armed forces in the British Royal Air Force in 1955


He attended Beckenham and Penge County Grammar School from 1947 to 1953 but left before the GCE exams


in London, England, on 24 October 1936, into a family of humble means to William Perks and his wife Molly

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