Charlie Watts


Charlie Watts was born Charles Robert Watts on June 2, 1941. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, and joined Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones in 1963; he has been the band’s drummer since then. He also served as designer of record sleeves and tour stages for the band and has toured with his own group, the Charlie Watts Quintet.

In 2006, Watts was elected into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame; in the same year, Vanity Fair elected him into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.