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Charlie Watts

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Mouseybrown60 Tue 24-Aug-21 17:37:45

It has just been announced that Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones has died aged 80. RIP Charlie.

Kate1949 Tue 24-Aug-21 17:39:56

Just seen this. Thanks for the music Charlie. RIP.

Oldbat1 Tue 24-Aug-21 17:42:58

So sad. Last I heard was the op went well and he was recovering.

seacliff Tue 24-Aug-21 17:45:35

Very sad, the end of an era for me when The Stones start to die. They somehow seemed invincible. Apart from Brian Jones of course.

Chestnut Tue 24-Aug-21 17:51:42

I was never a big Stones fan but I admire all of them for staying alive, staying together and performing for so long. I guess it couldn't go on forever. They really are legends. I'm sure the others must be feeling quite lost without Charlie keeping the beat.

BlueBelle Tue 24-Aug-21 17:56:19

Stones for me I saw them in 1963/4 in a local hotel
Charlie was my favourite I always seemed to like the drummers
You were either a Beatles or a Stones fan, very rare to be both in the 60 s I wasn’t into the Beatles they were too clean cut the Stones were definitely the ones for me

nanaK54 Tue 24-Aug-21 18:00:26

Such sad news

Bridie22 Tue 24-Aug-21 18:00:37

Will miss you Charlie, thank you for the years of music. R.I.P.

Sarnia Tue 24-Aug-21 18:02:41

Quiet, enigmatic Charlie, drumming away amongst the madness that was The Rolling Stones. I saw them on stage in 1964 and 57 years later I am still listening to their early music. RIP Charlie. Thanks for the music.

Fennel Tue 24-Aug-21 18:05:34

I've been following news of Charlie lately. He's been on demand as a rock drummer by many other groups. Surprising as he was looking so frail.
RIP Charlie.

MayBee70 Tue 24-Aug-21 18:14:41

Having watched lots of documentaries about groups it’s always surprised me how important the drummer is to the chemistry of the band. Many bands have had many drummers until they found the right one. Was it Marianne Faithfull that said it was only when she got older that she realised Charlie was the good looking one. Which he was. Lovely inside and out RIP

GrannyGravy13 Tue 24-Aug-21 18:20:14

So sad

As we grow older so do our idols

trisher Tue 24-Aug-21 18:21:06

A great drummer and an amazing man who stayed married for 57 years. His wife must be devastated. RIP Charlie.

Elusivebutterfly Tue 24-Aug-21 18:21:54

Since Brian Jones died, I imagine the rest of the Stones would go on forever! It is very sad. Luckily, I saw them in concert only a few years ago.

Kate1949 Tue 24-Aug-21 18:27:04

I was always team Beatles but I went with a friend to see the Stones in the 60s. It was amusing to see Charlie drumming away taking no notice of the antics of the others, especially Brian Jones.

Kalu Tue 24-Aug-21 18:28:40

Very sad news. He was such a quiet man, never seeking the limelight and enjoyed returning to his preferred music genre of jazz.
End of yet another era. 😢

Juliet27 Tue 24-Aug-21 18:29:38

As Maybee wrote Was it Marianne Faithfull that said it was only when she got older that she realised Charlie was the good looking one
I’d never taken much notice of him but looking at photos of him on the news today, he certainly was good looking.

Silverbridge Tue 24-Aug-21 18:38:18

Yes Kalu, Charlie Watts was a fine jazz drummer. Here he is in the 2019 Jazz 625 For One Night Only special with Scott Hamilton, John Pearce, and Dave Green playing ^Night Train^:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaeaFMXLDfs

Keep watching after the music ends.

JaneJudge Tue 24-Aug-21 18:38:28

How on earth has the normal one died first! Poor Charlie, you were a good man!

tanith Tue 24-Aug-21 18:50:51

Oh dear that’s very 😢

BlueBelle Tue 24-Aug-21 19:11:04

He hadn’t looked very well lately had he ?

Ladyleftfieldlover Tue 24-Aug-21 19:17:59

Very sad. Radio 6 Music just played ‘Satisfaction ‘, which first came out when I was at Primary school. I always preferred the Stones and didn’t enjoy anything by the Beatles until ‘While my Guitar Gently Weeps’.

Visgir1 Tue 24-Aug-21 19:29:38

So sad.. We saw the Stones about 3 years ago on last UK tour.
Charlie looked so cool it was almost like he was drumming with his slippers on in a big arm chair , he was so chilled out and relaxed.
Man was a total Legend. RIP

Kalu Tue 24-Aug-21 19:46:00

Thank you Silverbridege. Closed my eyes and enjoyed every second of this soothing rendition of Night Train.

Deedaa Tue 24-Aug-21 19:55:07

I always thought Charlie gave the impression that he would rather have been playing jazz - and why not?