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Charlie Watts Immortalised In Portrait

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is revered as a God by diehard fans and now the 72-year-old rocker has been immortalised in a stunning portrait by his nine-year-old niece.

Budding artist Paloma Newbould-Shepherd, admits she prefers X Factor winners Little Mix to the Rolling Stones.

Paloma, from Bounds Green, north London, said: “I wanted to give him a present after he played.

“Last time I saw him play was in my pram. He is nice and tells me stories about when he went round the world.”

Asked if she liked the Stones’ music, Paloma, whose father Stephen Shepherd was a roadie for the band for more than 35 years, said: “It’s very loud and I like it. But I’m more into pop music like Little Mix.”

Mother Jane Newbould, 49, said: “He (Watts) will like that because he looks younger there.”

The Rolling Stones arrived in London fresh from a wildly acclaimed Glastonbury festival debut and riding high on celebrations last year marking 50 years in music.

The band had transformed Hyde Park in London with fake trees to recreate the setting from 1969 when they last played the venue. They will return to the same stage this Saturday for a second gig.

 

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