Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Jamie to interview Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones

Photo credit: Marc Connor
To celebrate 50 years of The Rolling Stones on the BBC, there will be a series of exclusive interviews including an interview by Jamie Cullum with drummer Charlie Watts, due to be aired on Tuesday November 20th.



Here's the programme information:


This week, as part of Radio 2's season celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts talks to Jamie about his lifelong passion for jazz. He remembers the artists he first heard when he was younger, how he copied his jazz heroes' fashion styles and what the London jazz scene was like at the time.
Charlie explains how he started playing the drums with wire brushes on a newspaper and took inspiration from jazz drummers such as Chico Hamilton. He also confides why his musical approach worked so well with The Stones. 



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