The Quiet One gets US theatrical release, Los Angeles Times review

Bill’s documentary ‘The Quiet One’ has opened in select theatres across America – and the feature-length documentary will be available to stream on demand from June 28th.

As an original member formerly of The Rolling Stones, bassist Bill Wyman has lived an extraordinary life. In The Quiet One – an equally extraordinary film – Bill pulls back the curtain on the hours of unseen footage, personal photographs, and vast archive of memorabilia he has amassed.

The documentary is now screening in select cinemas across the US. Subscribers to on-demand streaming services will be able to start watching from next Friday, June 28.

The US release coincided with a positive review but the Los Angeles Times, saying that: director Oliver Murray’s nostalgic documentary about Rolling Stones founding member and bass player Bill Wyman enjoyably lives up to its unassuming title.

The review adds:

The filmmaker impressively assembles Wyman’s life story – working-class South London youth (born William Perks Jr.), 31 years with the Stones, side projects, three wives and four children, busy latter days – using the musician’s storehouse of home movie footage, self-shot photos and other memorabilia. Murray fills in with strong vintage TV news interviews, concert clips, bits of animation and audio comments from such rock luminaries as Eric Clapton, Bob Geldof and Stones drummer Charlie Watts (no Mick Jagger or Keith Richards, though).

In his narration and chats with Murray, Wyman is genial and informative; a largely contained, humble, reflective soul. Just don’t expect dirt on his fellow Stones or anything intensely deep or revealing. A lovely closing story about Wyman and his idol Ray Charlesspeaks volumes.

Read the review: Doc captures essence of Bill Wyman, the Rolling Stones’ ‘Quiet One’

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  1. Met this kind hearted soul after a Rythm Kings concert in the UK in October in 2006. I had written to Bill about how his bass lines on “I Wanna Be Your Man” (1963) inspired me to study and play bass. Bill kindly too me backstage and we chatted about his bass style and times with the Rolling Stones for over an hour. I was so humbled by Bill’s generosity. Bill also introduced me to the band members and Albert Lee and I discovered that we had both played at the same night club in Cairns (Australia) years earlier. Still battling major medical challenges myself and glad to hear that Bill is recovering from his. I would like to know when this latest documentary will be showing in Australia and if it will be available on DVD to purchase.


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