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A young Charlie Watts playing the drums. <br />
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Grainy snaps of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts' first ever performance aged 12 have come to light 50 years after the legendary group shot to fame.<br />
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The black and white photographs show Watts sat at a drum kit at St Andrew's Church Hall in nearby Kingsbury in north west London in 1954 performing with his first band which he formed while still a schoolboy.<br />
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The young Watts had emulated revered jazz drummer Buddy Rich by painting his initials on the front of the bass drum.<br />
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The two 2.5-inch square photos were taken by Nick Rayner, a former neighbour of Watts' in the Wembley area of London he grew up in.<br />
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They are tipped to fetch 5,000 pounds when they are sold by Bristol auction house PFC Auctions.