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Goodbye, Charlie Watts

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    Goodbye, Charlie Watts

    I'm in mourning.

    LONDON (AP) — Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest rhythm sections and used his “day job” to support his enduring love of jazz, has died, according to his publicist. He was 80.

    Charlie Watts arrives at the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto on Aug. 10, 2005. (Aaron Harris/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Bernard Doherty said Tuesday that Watts “passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”

    “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 said.

    Sorry to hear this. Sounds like he had a pretty cool life, so maybe something to both mourn and celebrate.

    I seem to recall he was always smiling.
    "I like big butts and I can not lie"
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


      Been playing some Stones tunes in Currently listening to thread. Starting here:

      Not the flashiest of drummers but fairly versatile, made Keef sound like he was playing in time somehow and definitely was integral to the Stones Sound

      The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black

      Mixed Emotions · The Rolling Stones


        Good age and seems like he had a great life