Charlie joins the band (January 1963)
If the Stones had been a football team, then drummer was definitely their problem position in the early days.
Mick Avory (future sticks man for the Kinks) played their first gig at the Marquee but he was only sitting in for a bloke called Tony Chapman, who later left in protest at the Stones' raucous style.
It wasn't until January of 1963 that the Stones got their man in the form of London's most respected young jazz drummer, Charlie Watts.
Speaking about the band's 50th anniversary recently, Charlie has said: "When I joined the Rolling Stones ... I thought it would last a few months, because that's what bands last. I'd been in a lot of bands up until then that lasted two or three months."