Bass guitarist Bill Wyman (Roling Stones)
Rolling Stones ~ Rhythm Kings
birth name: William George Perks, Jr.

Bill Wyman

October 24, 1936, Lewisham, England

As a member of the Rolling Stones for three decades, Bill Wyman established himself among the greatest bassists in rock & roll history; in tandem with drummer Charlie Watts, he belonged to one of the most stalwart rhythm sections in popular music, perfectly complementing the theatrics of Mick Jagger and the gritty guitar leads of Keith Richards. ~ Allmusic: Bill Wyman ~ retrieved October 23, 2014 © Allmusic

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October 24, 1981 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) The Rolling Stones, Start Me Up ~ #2 (2) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Endless Love ~ #1 (1) Christopher Cross, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)


The Rolling Stones

some band info might not apply to Wyman, a member from 1962 thru 1993

Whereas the Beatles were viewed as relatively clean cut, wholesome pop artists, the Rolling Stones were considered sex crazed, wild and dangerous men who would do unmentionable things to wives and daughters, all the while espousing their love of, what was then considered wickedly sinister African-American blues music. ~ Musicianguide: Rolling Stones ~ retrieved July 24, 2013 © Musicianguide

The Rolling Stones ~ Ranked #4 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists in 2004 ~ “It was completely unique: a white performer doing it in a black way. Elvis Presley did it. But the next guy was Jagger. There were no other white boys doing this. White singers stood there and sang, like the Beatles. The thing we associate with black performers goes back to the church - letting the spirit physically move you, letting go of social restraints, any form of embarrassment or humiliation. Not being in control: That's what Mick Jagger was communicating.” ~ Steven Van Zandt ~ 2004 © Rolling Stone

In 2012, eight Rolling Stones albums made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #409 Aftermath (1966) ~ #337 Tattoo You (1981) ~ #272 Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) ~ #245 Sticky Fingers (1971) ~ #221 Beggar's Banquet (1968) ~ #192 12x5 (1964) ~ #61 Let It Bleed (1969) ~ #3 Exile On Main St (1971)

The Rolling Stones ~ (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction ~ Ranked #16 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings

The British blues band Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings is an assemblage of some of the greatest names of 1960s and 1970s rock and roll. The Rhythm Kings was the brainchild of long-time Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, who produced much of the band's material and provided continuity and structure for the group. The band's line up, though constantly changing, included Beverley Skeete on guitar and vocals, Gary Brooker on keyboards, and vocalist Georgie Fame. Cameo appearances from artists such as Peter Frampton and Eric Clapton added to the band's roll call of great rock and roll talent. The band signed with Velvel records and released two albums beginning in 1997, and toured between recording sessions. ~ Musicianguide: Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings ~ retrieved October 23, 2013 © Musicianguide

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