Charlie Watts

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Sanctuary Pub Limited, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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Often appearing as a mere onlooker who didn't really want to be there, Charlie Watts, 'the silent Stone', embraced fame reluctantly. Yet, ironically, if any one of the Stones could have made it big without the rest, it surely would have been Watts, who showed as much early promise as an artist as he did a jazz drummer.
Understated and seemingly underwhelmed, Watts provided a stark contrast to the brash Keith Richards and the bohemian Brian Jones, and was, in some ways, an unlikely candidate for the drummer's stool. Forty years later, however, he is regarded by many as the one factor that has kept the band going, bringing vitality to their music as well as artistry to their album covers.

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User Review  - Chris Allan - Goodreads

Liked the book because it was a fans effort at portraying the man, but kind of reads like that too, which is good as it is touching, but a more in depth biography is needed about the 'wembley whammer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

While this book collects all 6 of Charlie Watts' quotes to the press over the last 45 years, it seems to be more about the milieu preceding the Stones in the London traditional jazz scene and so forth ... Read full review


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Alan Clayson lives in Dover, UK. He is the author of 7 books.

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