British drummer, born 2 June 1941 in Kingsbury, London, England, UK, best known as member of The Rolling Stones
but over the years he has been involved in more jazz- and R&B-styled solo and side projects. Watts got his first drum kit in 1955. In 1961 he met Alexis Korner
and became member of Blues Incorporated
. In 1963 he joined The Rolling Stones. Watts plays Gretsch drums.
In the July 2006 issue of Modern Drummer
magazine, Watts was voted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.