This August 24, the world of music and culture suffered the loss of one of the most recognized living musicians: the drummer Charlie watts.
According to the official statement that was shared on the Rolling Stones social networks, the drummer passed away peacefully in London surrounded by his family at the age of 80.
“Charlie was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and also a member of the Rolling Stones, one of the best drummers of his generation. We kindly request that the privacy of his family, band members and close friends be respected at this difficult time. “the statement read.
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Charlie Watts’ health
Despite the fact that the Rolling Stones drummer suffered from throat cancer more than 16 years ago, he recovered satisfactorily and was able to remain active in music. However, a few days after the announcement about the departure of Charlie Watts from the tour that the band had planned by some cities in the United States, rumors began to circulate about his deteriorating health.
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Later, his spokesman announced that the drummer had undergone surgery, but that he was stable, resting and recovering.
The importance of Watts within the musical world
Charlie Watts will be remembered as one of the greatest drummers of all time; he was even considered the nucleus of the Rolling Stones band by specialized music outlets due to the genuine chemistry at each concert in dumbbell with guitarist Keith Richards.
For some media like Variety, was the perfect piece that was missing from the Rolling Stones, as it “implemented an energetic touch to the long series of dirty hits, based on the blues and the R&B of the early and mid-sixties. “
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Charlie Watts will always be remembered as one of the best, today and forever.
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