RIP Charlie Watts


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Damn. Saw the Stones live in '78 at the old St. Paul Civic Center. Peter Tosh was the warmup act - Tosh and Jagger had done a duet on Tosh's most recent solo album.

and, if memory serves, the tickets were $10. It was a different era.

and in closing, from the great John Hiatt's song "Slow Turning,"

Now I'm in my car
I got the radio on
I'm yellin' at the kids in the back seat
'Cause they're bangin' like Charlie Watts!
 







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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.
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)
 




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Wilco pays tribute...


...and Jason Isbell

 




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