Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, & Other Rock Legends Pay Tribute To Charlie Watts

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The Rolling Stones will never be the same again following the death of drummer Charlie Watts. He previously announced that he was going to miss out on the band’s upcoming tour to recover from a medical procedure.

Just minutes after news of his passing broke, Rolling Stones posted a statement across their social media channels expressing their “immense sadness” over Watts’ death and calling him “one of the greatest drummers of his generation.” It wasn’t long before tributes from his peers and other rockstars poured in.

From bandmate Mick Jagger to Elton John, Brian Wilson, and many more, they continue to honor the legendary drummer with posts.

Paul McCartney went the extra mile by sharing a video message where he offered his condolences to Watts’ family and bandmates.

“He was a lovely guy,” Macca said. “I knew he was ill, but I didn’t know he was this ill.”

“Charlie was a rock and a fantastic drummer. Steady as a rock,” he added.

Elton John called Watts “the ultimate drummer” and “The most stylish of men, and such brilliant company.”

“Full Moon. Rainbow. Always a sign. Charlie Watts wept at Keith Moon’s funeral,” The Who’s Pete Townshend wrote on Instagram. “I wish I was capable of such tears today. Instead I just want to say goodbye. Not a rock drummer, a jazz drummer really, and that’s why the Stones swung like the Basie band!! Such a lovely man.”

Joan Jett referred to Watts as “the most elegant and dignified drummer in rock and roll.”

 

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