Charles Robert Watts is an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife , Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate ( Age)||2 June 1941|
|Place of Birth||Kingsbury, United Kingdom|
|Spouse/Partner||Shirley Ann Shepherd (m. 1964)|
|Parents||Charles Watts, Lilian Watts|
|Net Worth||$250 million|
|Last Update||August 2021|
Charles Robert Watts was an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963. 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 January 1963, he joined their fledgling group, the Rolling Stones, as drummer, while doubling as designer of their record sleeves and tour stages. Watts has been the only Rolling Stones member other than Jagger or Richards to have been featured on all of their studio albums.
Early Life and Family
Charles Robert “Charlie” Watts was born at University College Hospital in Bloomsbury, London, to Charles Richard Watts, a lorry driver for the London Midland & Scottish Railway, and his wife Lillian Charlotte .He has a sister, Linda.
As a child, Watts lived in Wembley, at 23 Pilgrims Way.Many of Wembley’s houses had been destroyed by German bombs during World War II; Watts and his family lived in a prefab, as did many in thecommunity.Watts’s neighbour Dave Green, who lived opposite at 22 Pilgrims Way,was a childhood friend, and they remain friends today; Green went on to become a jazz bass player.
Charlie Watts Wife
On 14 October 1964, Watts married Shirley Ann Shepherd whom he had met before the band became successful. The couple have one daughter, Seraphina, born in March 1968, who in turn has given birth to Watts’s only grandchild, a girl named Charlotte. Watts’s step-grandson, Dylan, resides in South Boston, Massachusetts.
Charlie Watts Net Worth
Charles Robert Watts was an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones who has an estimated Net Worth of between $250 million in 2021.
Besides his music, Watts contributed graphic art and comic strips to early Rolling Stones records such as the Between the Buttons record sleeve and was responsible for the 1975 tour announcement press conference in New York City. The band surprised the throng of waiting reporters by driving and playing “Brown Sugar” on the back of a flatbed truck in the middle of Manhattan traffic.
Watts remembered this was a common way for New Orleans jazz bands to promote upcoming dates. Moreover, with Jagger, he designed the elaborate stages for tours, first contributing to the lotus-shaped design of that 1975 Tour of the Americas, as well as the 1989–1990 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour, the 1997–1998 Bridges to Babylon Tour, the 2002–2003 Licks Tour, and the 2005–2007 A Bigger Bang Tour.
Watts has been involved in many activities outside his life as a member of The Rolling Stones. In 1964, he published a cartoon tribute to Charlie Parker entitled Ode to a High Flying Bird. Although he has made his name in rock, his personal tastes lie principally in jazz.
In the late 1970s, he joined Ian Stewart in the back-to-the-roots boogie-woogie band Rocket 88, which featured many of the UK’s top jazz, rock and R&B musicians. In the 1980s, he toured worldwide with a big band that included such names as Evan Parker, Courtney Pine and Jack Bruce, who was also a member of Rocket 88.
In 1991, he organised a jazz quintet as another tribute to Charlie Parker. 1993 saw the release of Warm And Tender, by the Charlie Watts Quintet,which included vocalist Bernard Fowler. This same group then released Long Ago And Far Away in 1996.
Both records included a collection of Great American Songbook standards. After a successful collaboration with Jim Keltner on The Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon, Watts and Keltner released a techno/instrumental album simply titled, Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project.
Watts stated that even though the tracks bore such names as the “Elvin Suite” in honour of the late Elvin Jones, Max Roach and Roy Haynes, they were not copying their style of drumming, but rather capturing a feeling by those artists.
Watts at Scott’s was recorded with his group, “the Charlie Watts Tentet”,at the famous jazz club in London, Ronnie Scott’s. In April 2009 he started to perform concerts with the ABC&D of Boogie Woogie together with pianists Axel Zwingenberger and Ben Waters plus his childhood friend Dave Green on bass.