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25 Years Ago: Bill Wyman Marries 18-Year-Old Mandy Smith

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Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married Mandy Smith, who was 34 years his junior, on June 2, 1989.

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40 Years Ago: Bill Wyman Releases ‘Monkey Grip’

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Bill Wyman released the first solo album by a Rolling Stone, 'Monkey Grip,' on May 15, 1974.

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21 Years Ago: Bill Wyman Leaves The Rolling Stones

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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

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.

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The Bill Wyman Signature Metal Detector – Yes, This Really Exists

Bill Wyman and Bill Wyman Metal Detector
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Now you can "come and join Bill Wyman in the greatest hobby on Planet Earth" -- and all for the low, low price of somewhere around $185 (plus shipping and handling).

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Bill Wyman Says Rolling Stones Often Faked Each Others Autographs

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Gareth Cattermole,Getty Images

According to former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, the band members used to forge each others' signatures when signing large amounts of memorabilia. All except for Charlie Watts, that is.

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Bill Wyman on Another Rolling Stones Reunion: ‘Never Again’

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If you happened to be in attendance at the O2 Arena in London last November when Bill Wyman joined the Rolling Stones on stage for the first time in roughly 20 years, hang on to those memories, because Wyman says it'll never happen again.

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Bill Wyman Turned Down Touring America With the Rolling Stones

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Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman seems peeved that his time on stage with his former bandmates last fall was capped to five minutes. He played two songs at both London gigs and was then asked to tour America with the band. "I said for two songs? No thank you."

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Bill Wyman on Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Shows: ‘I Was a Bit Disappointed’

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It excited longtime fans, but Bill Wyman's reunion with his former bandmates in the Rolling Stones really just amounted to a cameo appearance during their 50th anniversary shows last December -- and according to Wyman, that wouldn't have been his choice.

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Rolling Stones Welcome Former Members Bill Wyman + Mick Taylor for London Concerts

Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor
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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.

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Top 10 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman Songs

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Chris Ware/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Born William George Perks on Oct. 24, 1936, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been called laid back, stoic and reserved.

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