Drummer Carlo Little was one of the first important British rock & roll musicians, even if he never achieved stardom or recorded as often as some of the slightly younger musicians who followed in his wake. He is best known, perhaps, for his brief period of drumming live with the Rolling Stones in their early days. This never amounted to bona fide membership, but he did play a few gigs with them in late 1962 and early 1963, when the drum chair in the Stones was still unsettled, as Charlie Watts had yet to fully commit himself to the group. Brian Jones wanted Little to join the Rolling Stones at that point, but Watts did end up going full-time with the band very soon afterward. Screaming Lord Sutch, in whose Savages Little played, remembered that the owners of the Flamingo Club advised Little to stick with Sutch and Long John Baldry instead of wasting his time with a band that was going nowhere: the Stones. Sutch also said that Little ended up recommending that the Stones take Watts on.