Charlie Watts

1941 - 2021

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Charles Robert Watts (2 June 1941 – 24 August 2021) was an English musician who was the drummer of the Rolling Stones from 1963 until his death in 2021. Originally trained as a graphic artist, Watts developed an interest in jazz at a young age and joined the band Blues Incorporated. He also started playing drums in London's rhythm and blues clubs, where he met future bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlie Watts has received more than 7,864,191 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Charlie Watts is the 65th most popular musician (down from 20th in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 144th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Musician.

Charlie Watts is most famous for being the drummer of the Rolling Stones.

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  • 7.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Charlie Watts ranks 65 out of 3,175Before him are Baroness Mary Vetsera, Cliff Burton, Duke Ellington, John Deacon, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, and Björn Ulvaeus. After him are Ritchie Blackmore, Django Reinhardt, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dean Martin, Jamiroquai, and Robert Fripp.

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Among people born in 1941, Charlie Watts ranks 25Before him are Fethullah Gülen, Mahmoud Darwish, Franco Nero, Graham Chapman, Harry Nilsson, and Ryan O'Neal. After him are Vivienne Westwood, Julia Kristeva, Jon Lord, Tadao Ando, Jon Brower Minnoch, and Laura Antonelli. Among people deceased in 2021, Charlie Watts ranks 12Before him are Mikis Theodorakis, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, F. W. de Klerk, Chun Doo-hwan, Christopher Plummer, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. After him are Isamu Akasaki, Carlos Menem, Bernie Madoff, Desmond Tutu, Raffaella Carrà, and Bernard Tapie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charlie Watts ranks 292 out of 8,785Before him are Richard Cromwell (1626), Edward Gibbon (1737), George Michael (1963), John Logie Baird (1888), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), and Marianne Faithfull (1946). After him are Ritchie Blackmore (1945), William Morris (1834), Æthelred the Unready (968), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Julie Andrews (1935), and Randal Cremer (1828).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Charlie Watts ranks 22Before him are David Gilmour (1946), Syd Barrett (1946), Jimmy Page (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Brian Jones (1942), and John Deacon (1951). After him are Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Robert Fripp (1946), Jon Lord (1941), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), and Lemmy (1945).