Who is ex-Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman? – The Sun | The Sun

BILL Wyman will always be known as "The Quiet One" who quit the Rolling Stones.

The superstar bassist has enjoyed an incredible career, and a very colourful love life.

Who is ex-Rolling Stone star Bill Wyman?

Bill Wyman, 85, was born William George Perks Jr on October 24, 1936.

He found fame when he joined the Rolling Stones as their bassist.

In his autobiography Stone Alone, he claims he wrote the riff to the band’s hit Jumpin’ Jack Flash.

Wyman is also an author and a keen photographer.

When did Bill Wyman quit the Rolling Stones?

In 1992 Wyman shocked the world when he said he was quitting the band.

His announcement was greeted with disbelief at the time given he had been part of the original line up.

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Why bass player Bill Wyman left The Rolling Stones in the nineties

His formal departure was announced in 1993 and he was replaced by touring bass player Darryl Jones.

Wyman later appeared with the band for two songs in 2012.

He also had some solo success charting with Je Suis Un Rock Star and A New Fashion in the UK in the eighties.

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Is Bill Wyman married?

Wyman married his first wife, Diane Cory in 1959 and their son Stephen Paul Wyman was born on 29 March 1962.

They separated in 1967 and divorced in 1969.

He then controversially married Mandy Smith on June 2, 1989 when he was aged 52 and she was 18.

The two started seeing one another when she was 13 and he was 47.

The pair separated just two years after they were married and divorced after another two years.

Wyman married Suzanne Accosta in April 1993; they have three daughters.

What is Bill Wyman's net worth?

It is fair to say that Wyman is one VERY rich man.

He has a whopping £66M in his bank account.

Wyman has made is fortune through touring and also royalties from the Rolling Stones.


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