Stones Turn 92: Watts and Wood Celebrate Birthdays in Berlin

The drummer and guitarist are 49 and 43

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Ron Wood and Charlie Watts in the early 1990s. Paul Natkin/Getty Images

There were ninety-two candles on the birthday cake presented to Charlie Watts and Ron Wood – who turned forty-nine and forty-three respectively – at the Kempinski Hotel, in Berlin, during a stopover on the Rolling Stones' Urban Jungle Tour. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards serenaded the birthday boys with a rocking version of "Happy Birthday." The bash, attended by 150 guests, wound down at four in the morning – just like in the good old days.

This story is from the August 9th, 1990 issue of Rolling Stone.


From The Archives Issue 584: August 9, 1990
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