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51 Years Ago: Charlie Watts Joins the Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones may have publicly celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2012, but according to guitarist Keith Richards, the band members themselves count January 2013 as their real anniversary. That's because that month, Charlie Watts officially joined the Stones, and he has been a mainstay of the group ever since.

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Top 10 Charlie Watts Rolling Stones Songs

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Charlie Watts has never been a flashy drummer.

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Charlie Watts Voices Concerns Over Rolling Stones Tour Length

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At this point, it's expected that the Rolling Stones will reunite onstage to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but how long they'll tour remains a sticking point.

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Rolling Stones ‘Practicing,’ But Charlie Watts Hesitant on Confirming Future Plans

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Chris Jackson, Getty Images

The good news is that the Rolling Stones members are definitely spending a lot of time together in each other's orbit, but they may not exactly be on the same page. After guitarist Keith Richards stated earlier this week that the band had been rehearsing for what will likely be their 50th Anniversary Tour, drummer Charlie Watts had a different version of what's going on.

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Charlie Watts Says Transition to ABC and D of Boogie Woogie Not That Different

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While the Rolling Stones ponder their next move, drummer Charlie Watts is keeping busy with his other project, the ABC and D of Boogie Woogie. The group just issued a live record and while it is a change of pace, it's not as different as what you might think.

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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Delivers the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie

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The Rolling Stones' plans (or lack thereof) have been front and center lately, but while they've yet to do much of anything this year, that hasn't kept drummer Charlie Watts from keeping busy.

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Rolling Stones Join the List of Bands Who Won’t Play the Olympics

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has put another nail in the coffin of plans for the legendary band to play the London Olympics this summer. The 70-year-old tells the London Telegraph that he was never a fan of that idea. Pink Floyd and the surviving members of the Beatles have also shot down rumors of their potential reunions at the worldwide sporting competition over the past months.

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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Talks about 2004 Cancer Scare

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It's public knowledge that Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004 and had two operations to rid himself of the disease. He recently revealed that upon receiving the diagnosis, he thought the end was nigh.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charlie Watts

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Happy 71st birthday to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts! Despite being in one of the biggest bands in rock 'n' roll history, the stylish stickman has managed to live a relatively quiet life outside of the spotlight. But that doesn't mean it hasn't been filled with its share of interesting

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