Authorized Charlie Watts Biography Coming Soon

July 6, 2022

Great news for fans of The Rolling Stones! HarperCollins Publishers is releasing a fully authorized and official biography of legendary, late drummer Charlie Watts! 

“Charlie’s Good Tonight: The Authorized Biography Of Charlie Watts” includes forewords from Charlie’s bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and a prelude from The Rolling Stones’ former manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham and has an October 11 release date.

The book was written by Paul Sexton, author, journalist and broadcaster who’s followed and interviewed the band for over three decades.

Sexton said: “One of Charlie’s good friends said to me that he was a very easy man to love. Having had the pleasure of his company on so many occasions over the course of more than a quarter of a century, that’s a sentiment I echo wholeheartedly. To be able, with the help and encouragement of those who knew him best, to draw on my time with this unique man and his fellow Rolling Stones to write his authorized biography is a thrill and an honor. In particular, I can’t say thank you enough to Charlie’s family, whom he loved so much, for their warm support and endorsement.”

The Rolling Stones said, “Our dear friend Charlie Watts was not just a fantastic drummer but a wonderful person. He was funny and generous and a man of great taste and we miss him terribly. It’s great that his family have authorized this official biography by Paul Sexton, who’s been writing and broadcasting about Charlie and the band for many years.”

Watts’s daughter Seraphina said: “My father was an intensely humble and private person off the stage, who relished and protected his private time at home with us. We were so very touched by the outpouring of love and support from all his fans when he died. We’re very happy and grateful that Paul, who interviewed my father many times over many years, and whom my father liked and respected, is the one writing this very special book about this very special man.” 

Watts died in August 2021 at a London hospital. His publicist said that he “passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.” 

Can’t wait for this biography to be released! Charlie Watts is (was) a legend! RIP.


Written by Todd Hancock