Charlie’s Good Tonight & BBC Later…with Jools Holland

This week’s edition of Later with Jools Holland features an interview with Paul Sexton, the writer of the “authorised” biography of Charlie Watts. Titled “Charlie’s Good Tonight” the publication tells the story of the “heartbeat of the band’. 

The band in question…. The Rolling Stones. 

Charlie’s Good Tonight confirms the date of 12th January 1963 as the first day that Charlie Watts played with the Rolling Stones. From that date forward the band was made up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and on keyboards Ian Stewart. 

The band would continue to play the Ealing Club until March 1963 whereafter the Crawdaddy in Richmond and The Ricky Tick would become the place to see the Stones. 

Catch Paul Sexton’s interview with Jool’s Holland at minute 25 on the following link: