Original Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed in 2021, and a year later, his official authorized biography was now published both in the U.S. and U.K.
The book, Charlie’s Good Tonight: The Life, the Times, and the Rolling Stones: The Authorized Biography of Charlie Watts, by author Paul Sexton, arrived in the U.S. on Oct. 11, 2022, from Harper Books. (It was published in the U.K. on Sept. 15 via Mudlark).
Watts died on Aug. 24, 2021, at age 80. The book’s title comes from a comment Mick Jagger made on stage during one of the Stones’ 1969 concerts at Madison Square Garden, immortalized in their excellent live album, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.
Both Jagger and Keith Richards wrote forewords, while the other members of the Stones (Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman) and many of Watts’ family members gave interviews for this book.
Sexton is an author, journalist and broadcaster who has covered The Rolling Stones and interviewed all of the band extensively, for some 30 years. He started writing about music for the weekly pop paper Record Mirror while still a teenager in 1977, and his work has appeared in all of the quality U.K. press.
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