The trailer to The Quiet One — the long-awaited documentary on former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman — has premiered online. The film, which spotlights never before seen footage and stills from Wyman's massive personal archive features Eric Clapton, early-Stones manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham, Bob Geldof, Stones engineer Glyn Johns, and the Supremes' Mary Wilson. The Quiet One opens in theaters on June 21st and video on demand on June 28th.
According to director Ollie Murray's website (OllieMurray.com), “The Quiet One provides a behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of the life and career of Bill Wyman, former founding member of the Rolling Stones and renaissance man of rock and roll. Using Bill's personal archive and including interviews with Bill’s family, band-mates and friends, the film provides a fresh insight into the reality behind the myths and legends of music’s rock and roll years as we explore the experiences and stories of an amusing, engaging and down-to-earth man; often simply called 'The Quiet One.' “
Wyman, who is now 82, retired from the Stones in 1991 and recently successfully battled back against prostate cancer. Although Wyman is no longer a partner in the Stones franchise, he is considered the band's primary in-house historian and still contributes to their archival projects.
Bill Wyman told us a while back that his departure from the Stones nearly 30 years ago hasn't effected his personal relationship with the band at all: “I loved my 31 years with the band, and I mean, I'm still great friends with the guys. I see them regularly. We socialize quite a lot, especially Charlie (Watts). I see Mick (Jagger) quite a lot, and I see Keith (Richards) and Woody (Ron Wood) less, but, y'know, when we get together we have a good laugh, so it's a nice atmosphere.”