Charlie Watts dead: Elton John, Paul McCartney, mourn drummer
Bernard Doherty said Tuesday that Watts “passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.” He was 80.
“Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation,” Doherty added.
“So sad to hear about Charlie Watts, the Stones drummer, dying. He’s a lovely guy and I knew he was ill but I didn’t know he was this ill,” McCartney said in the video. ”Lots of love to his family, his wife and kids and his extended family, and condolences to the Stones. A huge blow to them because Charlie was a rock, a fantastic drummer. Steady as a rock.”
Original story:Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80
Elton John remembered Watts as “the most stylish of men, and such brilliant company.”
“A very sad day. Charlie Watts was the ultimate drummer,” John continued. “My deepest condolences to Shirley, Seraphina and Charlotte. And of course, The Rolling Stones.”
Tom Morello paid tribute to Watts, whom he called “one of the greatest and most important architects of the music we love.”
“Rock n roll would not be rock n roll without the rhythm, the style, the VIBE of this incredible musician. Rest In Peace #CharlieWatts,” he wrote.
“Charlie Watts was the most elegant and dignified drummer in rock and roll. He played exactly what was needed – no more – no less. He is one of a kind,” Joan Jett added.
Brian Wilson said he was “just shocked to hear about Charlie Watts.”
“I don’t know what to say, I feel terrible for Charlie’s family. Charlie was a great drummer and I loved the Stones music, they made great records. Love & Mercy,” he wrote.
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August 24, 2021 at 11:45AM