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Charlie Watts

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Net worth 2018: $170 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Kingsbury, London, England
Country: British
BirthDay: 2 June 1941
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.73 m
Education: University of Westminster

Charlie Watts was bornon 2 June 1941 in Kingsbury, London, England, British, is Drummer. Charlie Watts is an English drummer, best known as one of the members of the famous and ageless rock 'n' roll band, the ‘Rolling Stones’. He started playing drums with several blues and rock bands in London before joining ‘Rolling Stones’ in 1963. The initial line-up of the band included Mick Jagger, in lead vocals and harmonica; Keith Richards in guitar; Brian Jones in guitar and harmonica among others. While the former two remain members of the band till present along with Watts, Brian Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969. Apart from being a drummer, Watts is a trained graphic artist and made contributions as a designer for the group’s tour stages and album liners. ‘Beggars Banquet’, ‘Exile on Main Street’ and ‘Bridges to Babylon’ are some of the many hits of the band. Besides being associated with the ‘Rolling Stones’, he released many albums with his own group, ‘Charlie Watts Quintet’ that include ‘Warm And Tender’, ‘Long Ago and Far Away’ and ‘A Tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings’. He is also a remarkable jazz musician and has performed in the famous ‘Ronnie Scott’s’ jazz club in London with his group ‘Charlie Watts Tentet’. The reader’s poll of the monthly publication, ‘Modern Drummer’, voted him into the ‘Modern Drummer Hall of Fame’ in 2006. The same year he was inducted in the ‘International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame’ as well.


$170 Million


On March 25, 2016, the ‘Rolling Stones’ created history when the group performed a free concert in front of a crowd of around 500,000 in Havana, Cuba, where music of the band was earlier banned by the Communist regime of the country


He started performing for the band since April 2009


His group ‘The Charlie Watts Tentet’ released an album in 2004 titled ‘Watts at Scott's’


In 2000 he collaborated with American drummer and percussionist Jim Keltner and released the album ‘Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project’


His own jazz group, ‘Charlie Watts Quintet’ released several albums like ‘From One Charlie’ (1991), ‘A Tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings’ (1992), ‘Warm and Tender’ (1993), ‘Long Ago and Far Away’ (1996)


His ‘Charlie Watts Orchestra’, a 32-piece band, performed live at the ‘Fulham Town Hall’ in 1986


Sometime in the 1980s, he and his wife set up Haldson Arabians, a stud farm in Dolton village in west Devon where the couple breed and raise horses


He and Mick Jagger also contributed as designer in many of the group’s tour stages like the ‘Tour of the Americas’ (1975), ‘Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour’ (1989-90), ‘Bridges to Babylon Tour’ (1997), ‘Licks Tour’ (2002-03), and ‘A Bigger Bang Tour’ (2005-07)


’ (1972), ‘It's Only Rock 'n Roll’ (1974), ‘Tattoo You’ (1981) and ‘A Bigger Bang’ (2005)


He always had a leaning towards jazz, and by late 1970s he became associated with Ian Stewart in ‘Rocket 88’, a retro boogie-woogie party band


Over the years the ‘Rolling Stones’ has released several hit albums that include ‘Beggars Banquet’ (1968), ‘Sticky Fingers’ (1971), ‘Exile on Main St


The album liner of ‘Between the Buttons’ (1967) and some of the early records of the band were designed by him


Its cover of Bobby Womack's ‘It's All Over Now’ zoomed up at the number 3 position on the British pop charts in 1964


On January 12, 1963 he played for the first time for the band at the ‘Eagles Blue Club’


Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Ian "Stu" Stewart would often visit the rhythm and blues clubs in London and during one such occasion in mid-1962 they met Watts


In 1961, he penned down a children’s book, ‘Ode to a High-Flying Bird’, a tribute to the jazz legend Charlie Parker, which was later published in 1965


In 1960 he joined ‘Charlie Daniels Studios’, an advertising company, as a graphic designer


He started his musical career along with his friend Dave Green in around 1958-59 and played in ‘Jo Jones All Stars’, a jazz band, in Middlesex


In 1952 he joined the ‘Tylers Croft Secondary Modern School’, where he studied till 1956


He was born on June 2, 1941, at the ‘University College Hospital’, London, to Charles Richard Watts and Lillian Charlotte (née Eaves)

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