Sunday, January 30, 2022



Caution: risque content ahead.



Bill Wyman was the bassist for the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. e has worked producing records and films, and has scored music for films and television.

Wyman has kept a journal since he was a child during World War II, and has published seven books. He is also a photographer, and his works have been displayed in galleries around the world. He became an amateur archaeologist and enjoys metal detecting. He designed and marketed a patented "Bill Wyman signature metal detector", which he has used to find relics in the English countryside dating back to the era of the Roman Empire.

Which is all well and good but not of much interest to Byters.

What is of interest:

Wyman, although moderate in his use of alcohol and drugs, has stated that he became "girl mad" as a psychological crutch.

Wyman married his first wife, Diane Cory in 1959 and their son Stephen Paul Wyman (he appears again below) was born on 29 March 1962. Wyman separated from his wife in 1967 and they divorced in 1969.

On 2 June 1989, aged 52, Wyman married 18-year-old Mandy Smith, whom he had fallen in love with when she was 13 and, according to Smith, had a sexual relationship with when she was 14.

Wedding of Bill Wyman and Mandy Smith

The couple separated two years later and finalised their divorce two years after that.

In April 1993, Wyman married Suzanne Accosta. They have three daughters.

Wedding - Wyman with third wife Suzanne Accosta.

Later years

In that same year, 1993, Wyman’s son Stephen, aged 30, married Patsy Smith, 46.

The marriage only lasted 2 years but created the following confused limbs on the family tree:
  • Bill Wyman became his son’s son-in-law, because he was married to his son’s stepdaughter.
  • Mandy Smith became Stephen Wyman’s mother because she was his father’s wife.
  • By virtue of his marriage to Mandy’s mother, Stephen Wyman was both Mandy’s son and father. Likewise, Patsy Smith was Mandy’s daughter as well as her mother.
My head’s spinning so God knows what it would have been like on Father’s Day and Mother’s Day at the House of Wyman.



Speaking of the Stones, early in their career they had to make another single to fulfil a contractual obligation to Decca. The Monty Python team had to do the same on one occasion and released the album as Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album.

In 1970 The Rolling Stones’ contract with Decca had come to an end and the band had formed Rolling Stones Records. Decca informed the band that they owed them one more single and insisted upon it being provided.. So, to fulfil their contractual obligation the Stones gave Decca its single, a work called "Schoolboy Blues," although it is more commonly known as "Cocksucker Blues." That title comes from the lyrics:

Well, I'm a lonesome schoolboy
And I just came into town
Yeah, I'm a lonesome schoolboy
And I just came into town
Well, I heard so much about London
I decided to check it out

Well, I wait in Leicester Square
With a come-hither look in my eye
Yeah, I'm leaning on Nelson's Column
But all I do is talk to the lions

Oh where can I get my cock sucked?
Where can I get my ass fucked?
I may have no money
But I know where to put it every time

Well, I asked a young policeman
If he'd only lock me up for the night
Well, I've had pigs in the farmyard
Some of them, some of them, they're alright
Well, he fucked me with his truncheon
And his helmet was way too tight

Oh where can I get my cock sucked?
Where can I get my ass fucked?
I ain't got no money
But I know where to put it every time

Hear it by clicking on:

Here is the video:

An alternative version is at:

Predictably, Decca wasn’t happy and let the single gather dust but 13 years later Decca accidentally included it in a Germany-only box set called The Rest of the Best. The album was rereleased four weeks later without Cocksucker Blues. It's never been released or distributed since, except on unauthorised websites.


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