Bill Wyman

~ Person

Legal name: William Perks


William George Perks (born 24 October 1936), known professionally as Bill Wyman, is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer best known as the bassist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.

Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child after World War II. It has been useful as an inspiration to him, as an author who has written seven books, which have sold two million copies. Wyman's love of art has additionally led to his proficiency in photography and his photographs have displayed in galleries around the world. Wyman's lack of funds in his early years led him to create and build his own fretless bass guitar. He became an amateur archaeologist and enjoys metal detecting; The Times published a letter about his hobby. He designed and marketed a patented "Bill Wyman signature metal detector", which he has used to find relics in the English countryside dating back to the era of the Roman Empire. As a businessman he owns several establishments, including the famous Sticky Fingers Café, a rock and roll themed bistro serving American cuisine, first opened in 1989 in the Kensington area of London and, later, in two additional locations in Cambridge (now closed) and Manchester.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions Howlin’ Wolf feat. Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts 5 13
1972 Jamming With Edward! Nicky Hopkins, Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts 2
1974 Monkey Grip Bill Wyman 2
1976 Stone Alone Bill Wyman 1
1982 Bill Wyman Bill Wyman 2
1992 Stuff Bill Wyman 1
2015 Back to Basics Bill Wyman 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Bill Wyman Compendium Bill Wyman 1
2006 A Stone Alone - The Solo Anthology 1974-2002 Bill Wyman 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Green Ice Bill Wyman 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 (Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star Bill Wyman 1
1982 A New Fashion Bill Wyman 1

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