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Charlie Watts

1941 - 2021

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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 6,816,871 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Charlie Watts is the 20th most popular musician (up from 97th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 446th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Musician.

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

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  • 72.71

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  • 52

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  • 5.56

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  • 3.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Charlie Watts ranks 20 out of 2,662Before him are Leopold Mozart, Madonna, Arcangelo Corelli, Ray Charles, Brian May, and Jean-Michel Jarre. After him are George Harrison, Władysław Szpilman, Ringo Starr, Arthur Rubinstein, Mark Knopfler, and Eric Clapton.

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Among people born in 1941, Charlie Watts ranks 9Before him are Slobodan Milošević, Alex Ferguson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Sergio Mattarella. After him are Richard Dawkins, Cesária Évora, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Martha Argerich, Plácido Domingo, and Bruno Ganz. Among people deceased in 2021, Charlie Watts ranks 7Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michael Collins, Gerd Müller, Mikis Theodorakis, and Albert Bandura. After him are Chun Doo-hwan, Jacques Rogge, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Desmond Tutu, Christopher Plummer, and Abolhassan Banisadr.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charlie Watts ranks 144 out of 7,765Before him are William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), John Venn (1834), Anthony Eden (1897), Rosalind Franklin (1920), John, King of England (1166), and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823). After him are George Harrison (1943), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Ada Lovelace (1815), Catherine Parr (1512), and Ian Fleming (1908).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Charlie Watts ranks 5Before him are John Lennon (1940), Elton John (1947), Paul McCartney (1942), and Brian May (1947). After him are George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), and Jeff Beck (1944).