August 24, 2021

Charlie Watts 1941–2021

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, whose groove made the band rock and swing since he joined them in 1963, has died. Besides laying down the beat his art skills were put to good use for record sleeves and stage design. A statement from his agency: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family."

Mick Jagger often told the crowd that "Charlie is good tonight, inne". He was good on any night. Watts had already bowed out of the upcoming Stones tour, due to health issues. His replacement Steve Jordan will be having an even harder time now.

» Charlie Watts on Wikipedia

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