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Bill Wyman
October 24, 1936 -
Nationality: British
Category: Musician
Subcategory: British Musician

Everything had to be done in-between Stones time.


I live in a house that was built in 1480. It has a moat around it. It is like a little baby castle.


I have found two Roman sites in the area that I live in.


I have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography.


I think anyone would want to see their favorite band in a small club over a large stadium.


Because of the fashion, the young people don't have any access to the history of music, unless people like me revive it. There are very few people to revive it, because you can't earn any money doing it.


You're always frustrated, you don't have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones.


If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas, ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones, where these 2 people do all the things, there is no freedom.


I'm always shy in front of an audience, so I'm always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don't like the front, the adulation.


I am much more my own man than I was when I was with the Stones.


The Stones always tried to do the odd smaller gig when they could.


I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography.


I always got great respect as a bass player.


My first record I owned was by Les Paul.


I don't make any money.


But why is it that in music, anything more than 5 years old - apart from a few hits - is never played on radio to the young public?


There are things that I am very proud of and there are things that you are not so proud of. But I think that applies to any musician.


You never know what your next dig is going to find.


I always say that I am very proud of the work that I did with the Rolling Stones and that I am also proud of what I have done with the Rhythm Kings.


With the Rhythm Kings, I can involve myself in arranging and producing the music as well as the choice of songs.


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