Charlie Watts, the undisclosed and unshakable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest rhythm sections and use his “daily” to support his lasting love of jazz, has died, according to his publicist. said to have done it. He was 80 years old. Bernard Doherty said on Tuesday that Watts “died peacefully early today in a London hospital surrounded by family”.
“Charlie was a dear husband, father and grandfather, and as a member of the Rolling Stones, he was one of the greatest drummers of his generation,” Doherty said. Watts has announced that he will not tour with the Stones in 2021 due to undefined health issues.
Quietly and elegantly dressed, Watts is often voted the best rock drummer along with Keith Moon, Ginger Baker and a handful of others, and is admired worldwide for his muscular swing style as the band rose from humble beginnings to international superstardom. received. He joined the Stones in early 1963 and over the next 60 years was named the group’s longest-lasting and essential member, behind Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
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The Stones started out “with white people from England playing black American music,” but quickly developed their own distinctive sound, Watts said. Watts was an early jazz drummer and never lost an affinity for his first love music, leading his own jazz band and performing numerous other side projects.
Stones classic songs like Brown Sugar and Start Me Up often began with Watts’ hard guitar riff, followed closely by Watts, and Wyman, who the bassist said “fats the sound”.
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Watts’ speed, power, and time record were better revealed than during the concert documentary.
shine a light, when filming ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ with director Martin Scorsese drumming backstage.
May his soul rest in peace.