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Bill Wyman: Stone Alone

Mat Snow, Q, December 1990

UNTIL HE WAS 26, Bill Perks was a suburban South Londoner, married with a kid and a secure job, having done his National Service rising to Leading Aircraftsman with the RAF. Singularly devoid of stars in his eyes, playing bass with a rock 'n' roll band was but one of several hobbies indulged in by this orderly, self-contained fellow, who since he was a nipper liked to do a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a little bit of the other.

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