The Rolling Stones posted this video tribute to Charlie Watts

I’m not gonna lie. Charlie Watts’ death has really affected me. He’s part of one of the bands that has provided the essential structure of rock’n’roll. Now that he’s gone, we’re beginning to really understand how close that structure is to finally crumbling.

Imagine what it must be like to be a surviving member of the band and its organization. The Stones will honour the American dates they’ve booked for this fall. But after that? It all depends, I guess.

The Stones posted this tribute to Charlie.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The Rolling Stones posted this video tribute to Charlie Watts

  • August 29, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Once the small crop of 90’s true rock ‘n’ rollers pass on, of which I will be damn near ready or already gone by then, they will have to bury the term “rock star” along with them because no one in the past 15-20 years could ever come close to defining that status. There really are only a handful of true rock gods left walking the planet and/or still performing. Charlie’s passing is just a domino in the small upper echelon of true rock stars we have left, and Charlie doesn’t even hold a candle to Keith or Mick or Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Daltry, Townshend, David Gilmour, Roger Waters….Once these cats lie down for the last time, Rock and Roll will truly be dead…forever. RIP Charlie.


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