Personalities | The Rolling Stones (1993) | Key Events
Bill Wyman Quits
Appearing live on London Tonight, Bill Wyman officially stated what many had thought – or at least felt – for more than a year and a half: he was quitting The Rolling Stones. Having recently settled a divorce with Mandy for nearly $1 million, he wanted to put his past behind him. Ron joked that he understood, because Bill was ‘two thousand years old’, and Jagger claimed not to be fazed. Even Keith, then on tour promoting his solo album, seemed to be more annoyed that they’d have to find a new bass player – a chore which was ultimately left up to Charlie, who would pick one-time Miles Davis bass player, Darryl Jones, to go on tour and play in the studio with them, though not join the group officially.
Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame
With over 200 of their own songs having been written and released up to this point – with presumably hundreds more that never saw the light of day – Mick and Keith were inducted to the Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame on 2 June 1993.
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