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Charlie Watts, Paris 1965. Photo by teen autograph hound,Paul Bogaert.

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Charlie Watts, Paris Photo by teen autograph hound,Paul Bogaert.

Was it love at first sight? ‘Well, it was obviously very sexual, and I suppose that’s love as well. I just,’ he hesitates, ’ wanted her, I suppose. She was so funny and clever, and she had the most infectious laugh you’d ever heard. And I loved the world she was in, the world of art and sculpting. I just admired Shirley very, very much.’ He smiles. ‘I still do.’

1964 Rolling Stone drummer Charlie Watts married Shirley Shepherd - they are still married today 50 years later!

Charlie Watts. My favorite Rolling Stone & one of top five drummers!

Born: June 1941 ~ Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs. Spouse: Shirley Ann Shepherd (m.