Authorized Charlie Watts Biography Set For The Shelves
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This fall, an official biography of the late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will be released.
The U.K. launch date for Charlie’s Good Tonight: The Authorized Biography of Charlie Watts is September 15, and October 11 in America. From the Stones’ early years in London R&B clubs to their stature as debauched stadium-rock titans, the book sees Watts’ nearly six-decade association with the band. It is now available for preorder on the website of HarperCollins Publishers.
Charlie’s Good Tonight is written by author, journalist, and broadcaster Paul Sexton, who has covered the Stones for more than 30 years. It will also include a prelude from Andrew Loog Oldham, the original band manager, as well as forewords from both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
The biography will also feature exclusive interviews with Jagger, Richards, Ronnie Wood, as well as several Watts family members, friends, and colleagues. The late drummer passed away on August 24, 2021 at the age of 80.
The Rolling Stones said in a statement:
“Our dear friend Charlie Watts was not just a fantastic drummer but a wonderful person.
“He was funny and generous and a man of great taste and we miss him terribly. It’s great that his family have authorized this official biography by Paul Sexton, who’s been writing and broadcasting about Charlie and the band for many years.”
While Sexton said in his statement:
“One of Charlie’s good friends said to me that he was a very easy man to love. Having had the pleasure of his company on so many occasions over the course of more than a quarter of a century, that’s a sentiment I echo wholeheartedly. To be able, with the help and encouragement of those who knew him best, to draw on my time with this unique man and his fellow Rolling Stones to write his authorized biography, is a thrill and an honor.”