LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman has posted a new video on his official Facebook page about his time with the Rolling Stones.
In the video, Wyman, who was in the band from 1962 to 1992, talks about the first time that he met the Rolling Stones at a December 1962 audition, which Wyman describes as somewhat unfriendly. He that the members of the band seemed most interested in him not because of his musical skills but because he had huge bass amps.
Here is a quote from the video:
"I had a band in South London, and my drummer Tony Chapman played with the beginnings of the Stones. He came to me and said, 'The bass player's left. Do you want to come up and have a try?' Looking in my diary, on Friday, December 7th of 1962, I went up to the Weatherby Arms Pub in World's End, Chelsea. Entered through the side door. Met Ian Stewart, who was very nice and friendly. He introduced me to Mick [Jagger] there, who was also quite friendly, actually. I was then introduced to Brian [Jones] and Keith [Richards], who were up at the bar. And they were very cool and distant and showed me little interest…"
Wyman recently made an announcement on his official website inviting fans to send him questions by e-mail, and he will answer the best questions on his website.
In January and February 2011, Wyman is set to go on a European tour with his band the Rhythm Kings.
Here are the announced tour dates:
1/14 – Theatre de Maaspoort, Venlo – Netherlands
1/17 – Stadsschouwburg Velsen, Ijmuiden – Netherlands
1/18 – Rabotheater, Hengelo – Netherlands
1/19 -Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen – Netherlands
1/20 – De Vereeniging, Nijmegen – Netherlands
1/21 – Fabrik, Hamburg – Germany
1/22 – Konserthus, Malmo – Sweden
1/23 – Konserthuset, Goteborg – Sweden
1/24 – Berwaldhallen, Stockholm – Sweden
1/25 – Konserthus Vasteras, Vasteras – Sweden
1/26 – Konsert & Kongress, Linkoping – Sweden
1/28 – Osnabruckhalle, Osnabruck – Germany
1/29 – Theater De Schalm, Veldhoven – Netherlands
1/30 – De Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk – Netherlands
2/1 – Theater Geert Teis, Stadskanaal – Netherlands
2/2 – Schouwburg Het Park, Hoorn – Netherlands
2/3 – Rockhal, Luxembourg – Luxembourg
2/4 – Hotel-Restaurant Krone, Aarberg – Switzerland
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon