Charlie Watts has become the first current member of The Rolling Stones to hit 80 as the legendary drummer celebrates his birthday today.
Former bassist Bill Wyman is 84, but he's been out of the group since 1993.
Watts was once a member of Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated before he replaced Tony Chapman in the Stones in 1963.
Watts is without question the best dressed, quietest member of the band and he’s very well known for his dry British sense of humor.
Charlies has been married to wife Shirley since 1964, they have a daughter, Seraphina, and one grandchild, Charlotte.
Watts also has 10 solo albums to his credit with his orchestra, quintet, tentet, with fellow drummer Jim Keltner, and with The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie.
Charlie was pictured jumping in the air on the cover of the 1970 live album, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!
Charlie now lives in the English countryside where he raises Arabian horses. Charlie also has a line of classic cars, even though he doesn’t have a driver's license. And, with his fondness of fine clothing, Watts has suits that are tailored to each car’s character and he wears them when he sits in the cars and listens to the engines.
Charlie says one of his favorite Stones shows was when the band performed on the back of a flatbed truck on May 1st, 1975 as it was driven through the streets of New York.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]