I didn’t want to stay in the Stones, and be stuck in a position having to play a music I didn’t like anymore and that restricted me from doing all the others things I’m interested in because of time.
I wanted a variety in my life but after a couple of years I thought that music is what I do so maybe I should start doing it again.
|Birth name||William George Perks|
|Also known as||Lee Wyman|
|Born||24 October 1936 (age 76)
Lewisham, London EnglandUnited Kingdom
|Genres||Rock, rock and roll, swing,rhythm and blues, jazz, blues,skiffle|
|Occupations||Musician, composer, author,record producer, film producer,bandleader, photographer,inventor|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar, guitar,keyboards, percussion,autoharp|
|Labels||Velvel, Koch International,Rolling Stones, BMG|
|Associated acts||The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Wilie & the Poor Boys, The Cliftons|
Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings – Chicken Shack Boogie:
Bill Wyman (born William George Perks; 24 October 1936) is an English musician best known as the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.
Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child after World War II. It has been useful to him as an author who has written seven books, selling two million copies. Wyman’s love of art has additionally led to his proficiency in photography and his photographs have hung in galleries around the world. Wyman’s lack of funds in his early years led him to create and build his own fretless bass guitar. He became an amateur archaeologist and enjoys relic hunting; The Times published a letter about his hobby (Friday 2 March 2007). He designed and markets a patented Bill Wyman signature metal detector, which he has used to find relics in the English countryside dating back to the era of the Roman Empire.
As a businessman, he owns several establishments including the famous Sticky Fingers Café, a rock & roll-themed bistro serving American cuisine first opened in 1989 in the Kensington area of London and later, two additional locations in Cambridge and Manchester, England.
Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Albert Lee & Peter Frampton – Green River:
From allmusic – Jason Ankeny:
As a member of the Rolling Stones for three decades, Bill Wyman established himself among the greatest bassists in rock & roll history; in tandem with drummer Charlie Watts, he belonged to one of the most stalwart rhythm sections in popular music, perfectly complementing the theatrics of Mick Jagger and the gritty guitar leads of Keith Richards. …. read more @ allmusic.com
Album of the day – Bill Wyman – Compendium Complete Solo Recordings:
Other October 24:
- Bob Dylan recorded master versions of “The Times The Are A_Changin'”, “One To Many Mornings” & “Lay Down Your Weary Tune” in 1963 (separate post). Master version of “Hurricane” was recorded in 1975.
- Live at the Apollo is a live album by James Brown and The Famous Flames, recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and released in 1963. In 2003, the album was ranked number 24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
Released May 1963 Recorded October 24, 1962 Genre R&B, soul Length 31:31 (Original LP)
40:47 (CD reissue)
Producer James Brown (original)
Harry Weinger (Polydor reissues)