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THE QUIET ONE offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of the life and career of Bill Wyman, founding member of the Rolling Stones and renaissance man of rock and roll.
Throughout his career Bill kept a detailed diary of every single day. He shot hours of unseen film footage, took thousands of photographs and collected a vast private archive of memorabilia. Watching his footage and hearing his stories is like going back
in time to stand at Bill's shoulder and experience his life first hand. Against the odds Bill escaped a bleak future in post-war London to find himself at the very centre of a musical and cultural revolution as the bass player in the world’s greatest rock
and roll band.
Funny, moving and enlightening to even the most studious of music fans, The Quiet One will forever remain a unique cinematic experience; no one performed, partied, collected and curated like the quietest man in the world’s loudest band.
"My life has been an extraordinary adventure.
The time feels right to delve into the archive
and tell my story before I croak.
The biggest ambition we had was
to play in a club and have people
like what we were playing. We
never dreamt about making a
record. It never crossed our
minds that we would ever be on
TV or radio. Pie in the sky to
think we might go abroad some
time, because we were playing
uncommercial music. We were
playing pure blues.
I didn’t think of it as progressing anywhere. It was the most exciting thing in my life. The sound we had, no-one compared with that sound in those days, no one. I started to collect the little bits and pieces as we travelled. If was very lucky I grabbed a little
poster and someone would give me a photo they had taken. And it just slowly escalated into this mountain.
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Directors: Oliver Murray
Writer: Oliver Murray
Producers: Jason Bick | Jamie Clark | Jennifer Corcoran | Eric Woollard-White
Featuring: Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger (archive), Keith Richards (archive), Ronnie Wood (archive).
Running Time: 98 mins
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