Charlie Watts aka: "The Wembley Whammer" is best known as a member of The Rolling Stones, but he also leads several of his own jazz groups including, but not limited to: The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie, The Charlie Watts Orchestra, Quintet, and Tentet. Watts was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2006 and in the same year, Vanity Fair elected him into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. In 2016 he was ranked 12th in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time."
Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In 1963, he joined their group, the Rolling Stones, as drummer, while doubling as designer of their record-sleeves and tour-stages.