- Nov 20, 2008
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80 years old. One of the most iconic drummers ever.
After reading this statement, it made me wonder about Ginger Baker and his thoughts on Watts and I found this interview from eight years ago, which is just too good not to unearth. Think Gregg Popovich sideline interviews on steroids for irascibleness--and spoiler alert, he was fond of Watts as a friend and as a drummer (I think)The overhand work on the snare and the swinging on the ride cymbal, you can really see the jazzman in him in this clip.
RIP Charlie. I have never heard another drummer say a word against his playing.