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LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman said in London he was happy to see the late Brian Jones featured in a documentary about the band he helped launch.

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LONDON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Bassist Bill Wyman, who left the Rolling Stones more than a decade ago, says he isn't surprised by the British band's music industry stamina.

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Ex-Rolling Stone unveils photo exhibit

SUSSEX, England, June 8 (UPI) -- Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman opens his first photo exhibit Friday in San Francisco.

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Rocker Bill Wyman to stop touring

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Stones' Bill Wyman reunited with lost bass

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New book looks at Rolling Stone Stewart

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Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936) was the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1992. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

Bill Wyman was born in Lewisham Hospital, Pied Heath Road, Ladywell, Lewisham, South London, the son of William Perks, a bricklayer, and his wife, Molly. One of five children, Bill spent most of his early life living in a terraced house in one of the roughest streets in Sydenham, southeast London. He describes his childhood as "scarred by poverty".

He attended Beckenham and Penge Grammar School from 1947 to Easter 1953, leaving before the GCE exams after his father found him a job working for a bookmaker and insisted that he take it.

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