RIP Charlie Watts

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  1. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Terrible shame.

    By far the most stylish of the Stones.
     
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    'Charlie's good tonight' - and he always was:(
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Sad news indeed. He seemed like a very decent guy.
     
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    Very well put.
     
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    Some news site, I forget which one, published a photo of Charlie and his wife at some charity shindig or another, from a week or two ago.

    Charlie was never exactly fat, but in the photo he looked very thin and frail.

    He had a history of throat cancer, and someone else I knew from another board also had throat cancer, and lost a lot of weight, before it killed him. I should imagine having throat cancer makes it very difficult to eat, which obviously doesn't help when you're in chemo or whatever.

    I'm GUESSING, but I think maybe the "Big C" - or kill or cure treatments - got him, therefore.

    RIP Charlie.
     
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    Yes, he had been fighting cancer for a long time, and was a true warrior at that. It was a wonder how he kept on drumming.
     
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    It's going to be different to live in the world without the Rolling Stones.

    Even if they carry on with another drummer it won't be the Stones we know and love.

    Rest in peace Charlie Watts.
    Grew up my whole life loving the music.

    What a gentleman.
     
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    I think that, for Boomers (in general), it's a poignant realization and resignation when a '60s rock star passes away now, unlike the pure too-young-to-die shock from, say, Jimi Hendrix dying when he was 27, in 1970. Many of the rock stars of the '60s are/were about a decade older than those of us born in the 1950s: 10 years isn't in our far-off future, and the prospect of our own mortality is never far from our own thoughts.


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    An' I'm a'yellin' at the kids in the back
    'Cause they're bangin' like'a Charlie Watts"

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    Posted by Keith on Twitter.

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    Confession. I had to look up who Charlie Watts was yesterday.

    RIP
     
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    Such sad news yesterday, I listened to all my favorite Stones albums at work today.

    When any of us can listen to the same albums over and over and love the music more each time we hear it, that music is not just mere entertainment. That music becomes a part of each of us. As listeners we form bonds with the great artists that created the music that we love. When one of our favorite musicians passes, it's like losing an old friend.

    The world truly feels like a different place in Charlie's absence.
     
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    Edit out.
     
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    This may be it. I saw it on some site this morning but don't remember which so I did a search for it. With wife of 57 year's.
     
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    Charlie gives a tour of his drum kit.

     
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    Mr. Watts left an amazing body of work. For me, he was the embodiment of a professional musician. Music is immortal, like Charlie Watts.
     
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    Never be another like him ......
     
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    Always feared such news about The Stones, never thinking he'd be the first to go. Hope the guys get through the loss of their great friend.
     
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    Was never a big Stones fan but did appreciate him as a drummer. Much in the same vein as Ringo. Not overly flashy but a tactician who knew his job and did it very well.

    Are there any other groups from that era still together and as in tact as the Stones were/are?

    RIP Mr. Watts. Your presence will be missed.
     
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    A giant.

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