Concert coincided with Wood's exhibition

DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- British rocker Ronnie Wood recently played a concert in one part of Ireland, while his paintings were on exhibit in another, the Independent said Tuesday.

Mick Jagger apologizes to fans in Catalan

MADRID, June 22 (UPI) -- Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger apologized to fans in Spain, speaking the Catalan language, for canceling three tour dates last year.

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Frampton tries his hand at instrumentals

DETROIT, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Peter Frampton's new album "Fingerprints" is comprised entirely of instrumental songs, including a cover of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun."

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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Rolling Stones arrive in China

SHANGHAI, April 6 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones arrived in Shanghai Thursday with some time to see the sights before their first concert ever on China's mainland.

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Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd of 2005 with 212 to follow.
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Events mark Earth Day worldwide

ATLANTA, April 22 (UPI) -- Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell marked Earth Day in Atlanta Friday by joining a massive tree-planting project.

Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts has cancer

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Rolling Stones' drummer Charlie Watts is being treated in London for throat cancer, however, doctors say he expected to fully recover.

Rolling Stones drummer treated for cancer

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was being treated Saturday for throat cancer, a spokesman for the band said.

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New book looks at Rolling Stone Stewart

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- "Stu," a new limited-edition book, offers an unprecedented look at late Rolling Stones founding member Ian Stewart.

Mick Jagger turns 60 in Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 26 (UPI) -- Sir Mick Jagger is celebrating his 60th birthday with a party in the Czech capital of Prague Saturday.

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Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts, drummer and original member of the Rolling Stones, is suffering from throat cancer but should recover after a six week course of radiotherapy at London's Royal Marsden hospital . Watts 63, was diagnosed in June 2004. FILE: May 2002 (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. He is also the leader of a jazz band, a record producer, commercial artist, and horse breeder.

Charlie Watts was born to Charles Watts, a lorry driver for a precursor of British Rail and his wife Lilian (née Eaves) at University College Hospital, London, and raised (along with his sister Linda) in Islington and then Kingsbury. He attended Tylers Croft Secondary Modern School from 1952 to 1956; as a schoolboy, he displayed a talent for art, cricket and football.

Watts' parents gave him his first drum kit in 1955; he was interested in jazz, and would practice drumming along with jazz records he collected. After completing secondary school, he enrolled at Harrow Art School (now the University of Westminster), which he attended until 1960. After leaving school, Watts worked as a graphic designer for an advertising company, and also played drums occasionally with local bands in coffee shops and clubs. In 1961 he met Alexis Korner, who invited him to join his band, Blues Incorporated. At that time Watts was on his way to a sojourn working as a graphic designer in Denmark, but he accepted Korner's offer when he returned to London in February 1962.

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