On this date in 1962, after saying "no" several times, then hemming and hawing...then "maybe" ... Charlie Watts today officially said "I Do" to the Rolling Stones and became their permanent drummer.  And THAT is when the Stones really began!

A quiet guy with a voice like the "Creep Show" character ... a guy who might weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet, and a guy who doesn't like much attention ...  Charlie is the perfect beat keeper to one of the greatest rhythm sections in rock & roll.  I don't know what the stones would have been like without him, but I don't want to.  Thanks for finally accepting the offer Charlie, I'm sure it's been worth it.