Bill Wyman was born on Saturday, October 24, 1936 in Lewisham, South London, England. He is an English musician famous as the bass guitarist for Rock 'n' Roll band "The Rolling Stones" from 1962 till 1992.
Biography and Career:
Bill Wyman was born in Lewisham Hospital and he is the son of William Perks, a bricklayer, and his wife, Molly. He is one among the five children. He spent most of his childhood living in a terraced house in one of the roughest streets in Sydenham, southeast London. He went to Beckenham and Penge Grammar School from 1947 to 1953. He left the school before the GCE exams because his father got him a job at the bookmaker and persisted him to take up the job.
He went to piano classes at the age of 10 and he continued till he was 13 years old. A year afte
r he got married on 24 October 1959 to Diane Cory, an 18-year-old bank clerk, he bought a Burns electric guitar for £52 on hire-purchase, but was not satisfied with the guitar. After hearing a bass guitar at The Barron Knights' concert, he fell in love with the sound of it and decided that this was his instrument.
He formed the first fretless electric bass by removing the frets from a bass guitar he was reworking, and played this in a south London band, The Cliftons. He used the name Lee (later Bill) Wyman, taking the surname of a friend with whom he had done National Service in the Royal Air Force from 1955 to 1957.
He had composed the score of the 1981 Ryan O'Neal-Omar Sharif film Green Ice; and in the mid-80s, he composed music for two films by Italian director Dario Argento: Phenomena (1985) and Terror at the Opera (1987). He did a small part in the 1987 film "Eat the Rich". He formed and administered the group Tucky Buzzard.
Birth name: William George Perks
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Occupations: Musician, composer, author, record producer, bandleader, photographer, inventor, film producer
Instruments: Upright bass, bass, keyboards, piano, vocals, guitar
He is currently married to Suzanne Accosta and has three children.
Being born on October 24, Bill is a Scorpio.
Why do we like Bill Wyman?
He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television. Wyman's love of art has additionally led to his profiency in photography, and his photographs have been hung in galleries around the world.
Why is Bill Wyman Famous?
Bill Wyman is famous because he revealed his expertise in all fields being a musician, composer, author, record producer, bandleader, photographer, inventor, film producer etc and he is an expert playing instruments like upright bass, bass, keyboards, piano, vocals and guitar.
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