On This Day

Charlie Watts

Drummer Charlie Watts

Full Name: Charles Robert Watts
Profession: Drummer


Why Famous: Best known as the drummer of British group The Rolling Stones.

Born: June 2, 1941
Birthplace: London, England
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Married Life

  • 1964-10-14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Historical Events

  • 1963-04-21 Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the 1st time
  • 1963-10-07 The Rolling Stones record the Lennon-McCartney song "I Wanna Be Your Man" at Kingsway Sound Studio in London
  • 1966-05-06 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the US
  • 1966-05-13 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the UK
  • 1966-06-11 "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1 in the US
  • 1969-06-08 Brian Jones is asked to leave the Rolling Stones
  • 1969-06-13 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins The Rolling Stones
  • 1969-12-06 300,000 attend Altamont free concert in California, featuring The Rolling Stones. Marred by violence and four deaths.
  • 1971-03-14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
  • 1975-12-19 Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
  • 1976-04-06 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
  • 1994-08-01 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour

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