Drummer Mickey Waller supposedly stepped in for Charlie Watts for a March 1964 Stones performance in Chatham, England.
Mickey Waller later played with Ron Wood and Rod Stewart as part of the Jeff Beck Group in the late '60s, and allegedly was considered by Brian Jones for his next band in 1969.
Mickey Waller stayed with Rod Steward for his first several solo albums, and played on Ron Wood's solo debut as well.
Mickey Waller was born in Hammersmith, West London. His father encouraged his interest in drumming by taking him to see the 1955 film The Benny Goodman Story; Gene Krupa's big-band drumming virtually hypnotised the teenager.
Waller took lessons with Jim Marshall, maker of the world-famous Marshall amplifiers, and later partly credited his unusual style to the fact that as a lefthander he had learned on a righthanded set of drums.
Waller's first professional band, The Flee-Rekkers, had a minor hit in 1960 with their recording of Greenjeans produced by Joe Meek, but he soon left to join a well-known band of the day, Joe Brown and the Bruvvers.
Mickey Waller has also performed with Brian Auger, Chris Jagger, the Deluxe Blues Band, Little Richard, Billy Bragg and Jimi Hendrix among others.
Factoid: In 1969, Micky Waller was musical director of the musical 'Hair' for a short time and he played on the opening night in London.