Charlie Watts

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Charles Robert Watts (2 June 1941 – 24 August 2021) was an English musician who achieved international fame as 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 5,901,914 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Charlie Watts is the 97th most popular musician (up from 121st in 2019), the 446th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 512th in 2019) and the 31st most popular British Musician.

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

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Among musicians, Charlie Watts ranks 97 out of 2,675Before him are Thomas Bangalter, Henryk Wieniawski, John Dowland, Sid Vicious, Victor Borge, and Gary Moore. After him are Hans von Bülow, Mike Oldfield, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Buddy Holly, Gheorghe Zamfir, and Paul Mauriat.

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Among people born in 1941, Charlie Watts ranks 32Before him are Julia Kristeva, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Ritchie, Václav Klaus, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, and Ryan O'Neal. After him are Flórián Albert, Laura Antonelli, Gheorghe Zamfir, Vivienne Westwood, Wolfgang Petersen, and Ali Hassan al-Majid.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charlie Watts ranks 446 out of 6,924Before him are Sid Vicious (1957), Oliver Sacks (1933), William Adams (1564), David Beckham (1975), Gary Moore (1952), and Edward the Martyr (962). After him are Henry Every (1659), Robert Brown (1773), Stirling Moss (1929), Anthony Burgess (1917), Deborah Kerr (1921), and Roger Penrose (1931).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Charlie Watts ranks 31Before him are Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), and Gary Moore (1952). After him are Mike Oldfield (1953), John Bonham (1948), Tony Iommi (1948), Chris Slade (1946), Malcolm Young (1953), and George Martin (1926).