Charlie Watts (Jazz Drummer (Rolling Stones))

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Legal name: Charles Robert Watts


Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In 1963, he joined their group, the Rolling Stones, as drummer, while doubling as designer of their record sleeves and tour stages. He has also toured with his own group, the Charlie Watts Quintet, and appeared at London’s prestigious jazz-club Ronnie Scott’s with the Charlie Watts Tentet.

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. In the estimation of noted music critic Robert Christgau, Watts is "rock's greatest drummer." In 2016 he was ranked 12th on Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time" list.

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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
2000 Charlie Watts Jim Keltner Project Charlie Watts & Jim Keltner 3
2010 The Magic of Boogie Woogie Axel Zwingenberger, Dave Green, Charlie Watts 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Live At Fulham Town Hall The Charlie Watts Orchestra 2

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