Listen to Looch: 'The Quiet One' presents the Rolling Stones' story through Bill Wyman's eyes


Mary Lucia talks about a new documentary in which former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman opens up about his experience in the band. (Luke Taylor | MPR)

I've said before that perhaps I am the only person in the world who wakes up every day and thinks about the Rolling Stones. I don't think there's anything weird about that. That's just my precursor to this:

I have a great documentary for you, Stones fan or not. It's called The Quiet One, and it's the story of Bill Wyman, who was the original bass player for the Rolling Stones. Wyman played with them for three decades — and then quit!

Who quits the Rolling Stones?

Well, Wyman did! And he's a really interesting character because throughout his entire time in the band, he was archiving everything. Everything.

The perspective he has is that, "Yeah, I was in the Stones for 30 years, it was a blast; it was a gas, gas, gas. But — what did I do with my life? It was kind of a blur."

And so in order to go back and sort of see what his life was, Wyman has spent all of this time putting together this incredible collection. It's museum worthy. It's amazing.

This is a great documentary. I watched it on Hulu, but it's streaming wherever movies are.

Official Trailer

External Link

The Quiet One - official site

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    'The Quiet One' presents the Rolling Stones' story through the eyes - and vast collection - of original bassist Bill Wyman. (My Accomplice/IFC Films)
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    Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman plays on as a commissionaire and a security guard assist a fan who has been overcome with excitement at the Wimbledon Palais, London,15th August 1964. (Davis/Getty Images)
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    17th January 1964: British pop group The Rolling Stones in London. From left to right, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman. (Terry Disney/Getty Images)
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    The British rhythm and blues group The Rolling Stones, from right to left; Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, in London. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)
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    English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer Bill Wyman in London, 17th July 1969. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)