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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
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Katy Perry tweets photo of herself with Mick Jagger

Katy Perry tweets photo of herself with Mick Jagger

LAS VEGAS, May 13 (UPI) -- Pop star Katy Perry tweeted a photo of herself with Mick Jagger after she sang with the rock icon during a Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas.

Rolling Stones play impromptu gig at LA nightclub

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones played an impromptu gig at a club in Los Angeles as part of a warmup to the launch of their "50 and Counting Tour."

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Rolling Stones announces North American, British tour dates

Rolling Stones announces North American, British tour dates

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones announced on its website Wednesday plans for a "50 and Counting" North American and British concert tour.
Jagger, Richards to make first 'Late Show' appearance

Jagger, Richards to make first 'Late Show' appearance

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- British rock icons Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are to present a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, CBS said Friday.
Rolling Stones book 4 anniversary shows

Rolling Stones book 4 anniversary shows

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones announced Monday they plan to play four concerts, two in Britain and two in the United States, in honor of their 50th anniversary.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 2, 2012.
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Snooki, Moore top Worst Dressed list

Snooki, Moore top Worst Dressed list

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Snooki, Julianne Moore and Christina Aguilera were among the worst-dressed celebrities of 2011, American fashion critic Roger Stone has declared.
Rolling Stones release 'No Spare Parts'

Rolling Stones release 'No Spare Parts'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones are issuing a previously unreleased track titled "No Spare Parts" on "Black Friday," California-based Universal Music Group said.
Stones say Watts is not quitting the band

Stones say Watts is not quitting the band

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones are denying an Internet rumor that claims longtime drummer Charlie Watts has quit the iconic British rock 'n' roll band.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 2, 2008.
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Wyman not surprised by Stones' stamina

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.

Ron Wood writes tell-all memoir

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British rocker Ron Wood's new autobiography, "Ronnie," contains loads of salacious details about his decades with the Rolling Stones.
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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)
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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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