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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. He is also the leader of a jazz band, a record producer, commercial artist, and horse breeder.

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." 


Top Rated Albums

The Magic of Boogie Woogie
Studio Album - 2010


Live in Paris
Live Album - 2012


Long Ago & Far Away
Studio Album - 1996


Watts at Scott's
Live Album - 2004


Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project
Studio Album - 2000


Warm & Tender
Studio Album - 1993


Jamming With Edward!
Studio Album - 1972


Live at Fulham Town Hall
Live Album - 1986


From One Charlie
Studio Album - 1992




Birth Name

Charles Robert Watts


Drums, percussion

Years active



Date Born

Monday, June 2, 1941

City Born

Kingsbury, London, England



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