Personalities | The Rolling Stones (2004) | Key Events


Charlie Watts

The backbone of the Stones’ sound, and the only member not to have any overtly publicized drug mishaps (though he allegedly dabbled with heroin in the 1980s), Charlie Watts was diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2004, at the age of 63. Attending radiotherapy sessions, many people’s favourite Stone and jazz musician in his own right, made a full recovery by February 2005, and instantly went to work on the Stones’ next album.

Personalities | Introducing The Rolling Stones
Personalities | The Rolling Stones (2005) | Key Events


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