In the midst of the Second World War, a young Bill Wyman (then known as William Perks) was growing up in Sydenham, South London. His childhood soundtrack was peppered with the drone of doodlebugs and the screech of air raid sirens.
Hear from Bill as he recounts his wartime childhood and launches his latest book, 'Billy in the Wars', at the National Army Museum. Bill will provide a personal insight into life in wartime London and sign copies of his book at the end of the session.
Bill Wyman is best known for being the bass player for the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since leaving the Stones, he has pursued many other interests.
Bill is an avid archivist, collector, photographer and author, and has kept diaries since a young age. He has a great interest in history and has carried out extensive research on the London neighbourhood of Chelsea, where he has lived and worked for much of his life.