Bill Wyman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th December 2013

Quote: "I saw Jessie J recently, and I'm sorry, but I couldn't stand it. Anybody of any quality uses light and shade in their work... but kids today don't." Former Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman isn't a fan of modern music stars.

7th June 2013

Quote: "I got to a point on our Japan tour of 1990 where I just didn't want to fly anymore. I did the last part of that tour in Europe by road and I used to get to the gigs before the band did. They used to say, 'How'd you get here?' It was quite amusing." Bill Wyman quit the Rolling Stones because he was tired of flying all over the world.

7th June 2013

Quote: "The band wasn't slightly interested in collecting anything and they thought I was an idiot for doing it. But they don't think I'm an idiot anymore. I did it because I had an eight-month-old son when I joined the band, and I wanted to keep things so that he knew I was in a band once... I thought it would only last for a year or two, as we all did at that time." Bill Wyman on why he became the Rolling Stones' archivist.

7th June 2013

Quote: "Ninety five per cent of the people in the business are fantastic people... James Brown, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, they were fantastic people. They were always great. They weren't pretentious. They weren't a bit difficult... But Chuck Berry was always so difficult and so impossible to deal with. One minute he was friendly and the next minute he wouldn't speak to you." Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman on his "difficult" encounters with Chuck Berry.

18th February 2013

Quote: "I'm going through my old diaries and boxes full of stuff I collected over the years, but it's finding it all that's the problem. I'm only up to 1972 at the moment." Bassist Bill Wyman, a founding member of The Rolling Stones, is putting pen to paper for an as-yet-untitled book about his time in the band.

18th February 2013

Quote: "I've written seven books. I've got my own band. I did charity cricket for 12 years with Eric Clapton. I've got my restaurant, Sticky Fingers, which still has the best burgers in town. I found 300 coins on a Roman site they never knew was there. I got the very first Apple computer in England in 1979. I work morning, noon and night. I only take breaks for the toilet, cups of tea and dinner. My feeling is that I'd better get it done while I can." Former Rolling Stones rocker Bill Wyman is a man of many interests.

19th October 2012

Quote: "A lot is historical stuff and I've got a good memory." Bill Wyman on recent projects that have brought him and former The Rolling Stones bandmates back together. Unconfirmed rumours suggest the bass player will be joining the group for upcoming concerts in London and New Jersey.

11th March 2011

Fact: The Rolling Stones stars Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts teamed up with former members Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman on Wednesday (09Mar11) to pay tribute to founding member Ian Stewart, who died of a heart attack in 1985. The rockers celebrated Stewart's life and raised money for the British Heart Foundation at the gig, held at London's Ambassadors Theatre.

13th July 2009

Quote: "I'm not saying they don't keep going, but they need Bill (Wyman). Without him, they're a funk band. They'll be the real Rolling Stones when they get Bill back." Bob Dylan urges Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to get bass player Bill Wyman back in the band.

15th April 2009

Quote: "Im not saying they dont keep going, but they need BILL. Without him theyre a funk band. Theyll be the real Rolling Stones when they get Bill back." Veteran musician Bob Dylan is convinced the Rolling Stones will never be the same with out former bassist Bill Wyman who quit in 1992.

20th December 2007

Fact: Former Rolling Stones bandmates Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor are to reunite for a show in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in March (08). Taylor will join Wyman's band the Rhythm Kings for a concert with rock 'n' roll legend CHUCK BERRY.

10th September 2007

Fact: Ex-Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman has adopted a 13th Century Coat of Arms featuring belt buckles.

9th March 2007

Fact: ROLLING WITH THE STONES, former Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman's coffee table book about his life as the group's bassist, has sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into 12 different languages. The book, which features anecdotes, photos and memorabilia Wyman collected while rocking with the Stones, was released in 2002.

24th November 2006

Fact: Former ROLLING STONE Bill Wyman and the band's frontman SIR Mick Jagger's ex-wife Jerry Hall will both be presenting trophies at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in London on Monday (27NOV06).

24th October 2006

Fact: Former Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman turned 70 today (24OCT06)

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