As Longtime Readers know, I am not a fan [understatement alert]  of the “music” of the Rolling Stones, whom I consider to be the world’s greatest garage band.

However, you may recall that when talking about three-piece rock bands a while back, I made passing mention of said garage band’s Bill Wyman, who is not a garage band’s bassist.

The night before last, I watched The Quiet One  on Hulu — it being a retrospective of Wyman — and it is so good, I watched it again last night.

Thankfully, it’s not about the Rolling Stones, nor their music:  it’s about Bill Wyman the person, and his music.   And if you want to know my philosophy of bass playing, it’s identical to his.

Run, don’t walk to watch it, because it may be the best video biography of all time — and that mostly because all the material comes from his own personal archives, never before seen. My only quibble is that it should have run twice as long.

You can thank me later.


  1. If you can find a copy in print, read “Stone Alone” by Bill Wyman. Long and detailed, but great glimpse into the man.

Comments are closed.