John d Green photographed Shirley Watts on 14 September 1966 at his Kensington studio for Birds of Britain. The shoot took place three days after her twenty eighth birthday.

On 14 October 1964 Shirley Ann Shepherd married Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, whom she had met before the band became successful, and became Shirley Watts.

Ever faithful to his wife, Charlie Watts consistently refused sexual favours from groupies on the road; in Robert Greenfield’s STP: A Journey Through America with The Rolling Stones, a documentary of the 1972 American Tour, it is noted that when the group was invited to the Playboy Mansion during that tour, Watts took advantage of Hugh Hefner’s games room instead of frolicking with the women.

Shirley Watts now lives in Dolton, a rural village in west Devon, and runs an Arabian horse stud farm.

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