Charlie Watts âheldâ the Rolling Stones together.
The drummer sadly passed away last month at the age of 80 and his bandmates Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood paid tribute to their late friend, as they remembered the iconic musician for all that ‘he was – both on stage and off stage too.
In tribute to the late musician, Mick said, “Charlie kept the band together for so long, musically, because he was the rock around which the rest was built. He brought this beautiful sense of swing and deviation. that most bands wish for We have had some really great conversations over the past couple of years about how this all turned out with the band.
âWe had a lot of wonderful times apart from playing music together. We used to go and watch cricket. And when we got together we didn’t talk about music. knew a lot better It’s a huge loss for all of us. It’s very, very hard. But we had a wonderful time, and Charlie made wonderful music. “
Keith also praised his good friend for his “incredible sense of humor”.
In an interview published on Rollingstones.com, he added, “Charlie had an amazing sense of humor. And my joy was that I loved cracking him up. If you could reach this place it wouldn’t stop, and that was the most funny to the world. He kept that humor to himself unless you triggered it. And then it might be painful to laugh. “
And Keith feels that he and Charlie are bound by their contempt for “the rudeness of showbiz and its demands.”
He shared, “What Charlie and I had from day one was that we would cringe at the rudeness of showbiz and its demands. Charlie was running a mile rather than doing a promo. Somehow. , the difference between Charlie on stage and the person is in the way he dresses. “