Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts

Watts in 2008, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Charles Robert Watts

Date of Birth: 2 June, 1941

Place of Birth: Pancras, London, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 24 August, 2021

Place of Death: London, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: English

Charlie Watts was an English musician, producer, artist, and horse breeder. He was the drummer for The Rolling Stones, a band whose members also include/have included Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Bill Wyman. He was known as The Wembley Whammer.

Charlie was the son of Lilian/Lillian Charlotte (Eaves) and Charles Richard Watts, a lorry driver. He was raised in Wembley, Middlesex. He was married to Shirley Ann Shepherd, until his death, with whom he had a daughter.

Charlie’s paternal grandfather was named Charles Alfred Watts.

Charlie’s paternal grandmother was Edith Elsie Mearing (the daughter of Charles Richard Mearing and Beatrice Annie Neill).

Charlie’s maternal grandfather was Charles Henry Eaves (the son of Thomas Lawrence Eaves and Charlotte Lowen). Charlotte was the daughter of John Lowen and Mary Ann Newberry.

Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Ellen Lines (the daughter of Henry Frederick Lines and Charlotte Elizabeth Willes). Ellen was born in London. Henry was the son of Joseph Lines and Deborah Armsdon.

Charlie was sometimes described as being of Jewish heritage. This is not correct.

Source: Genealogy of Charlie Watts –

1 Response

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    RIP legend, so sad to know…

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