Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married Mandy Smith, who was 34 years his junior, on June 2, 1989.
Bill Wyman released the first solo album by a Rolling Stone, 'Monkey Grip,' on May 15, 1974.
It's hard to believe, but it's been twenty-one years since Bill Wyman walked away from the Rolling Stones. The bassist had reached a point where he wanted to make a change. In a 2008 interview with the U.K. Telegraph he talked about that fateful decision in Dec. 1992, and expressed his frustration with the Stones.
Fans can expect a Rolling Stones reunion in London, as Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor have been confirmed as special guests for both the Nov. 25 and Nov. 29 shows at the O2 Arena. The dates are the first on the bands 50 and Counting tour, which includes shows in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Newark, N.J. before year's end.
Born William George Perks on Oct. 24, 1936, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been called laid back, stoic and reserved.