Our very dear Charlie Watts has reached this 8th decade today!
Born June 2, 1941, he was finally convinced to join a wild bunch who named themselves The Rollin’ Stones in 1963. His unique style of playing has been (and still has!!) a defining characteristic of the sound of The Rolling Stones.
So our best wishes go out to the Whembley Whammer, the gentleman drummer and pounding heart of the Rolling Stones!
Happy, happy birthday, Charlie!
Some of his other works:
- Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live At Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen) 2010, 2017
- The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie Live in Paris – 2012
- The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie – The Magic of Boogie Woogie – 2010
- The Charlie Watts Tentet – Watts at Scott’s – 2004
- The Charlie Watts-Jim Keltner Project – 2000
- The Charlie Watts Quintet – Long Ago and Far Away – 1996
- The Charlie Watts Quintet – Warm and Tender – 1993
- The Charlie Watts Quintet – A Tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings – 1992
- The Charlie Watts Quintet – From One Charlie – 1991
- The Charlie Watts Orchestra Live at Fulham Town Hall – 1986
- Ode to a High Flying Bird – a cartoon tribute to Charlie Parker – 1964
Here’s one of my most favourite Charlie videos; hope you enjoy!
And here you have him talking about his interest in music and drumming to Chad Smith from the Drum Channel.
It’s in 4 part with about 7 minutes each – time to hear hin speak! 🙂
And last, but not least, the hilarious interview he gave together with yesterday’s birthday boy, Ronnie Wood – enjoy!
Happy 80th birthday Charlie! Love Mick pic.twitter.com/tlk8ea6oE3— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) June 2, 2021
Happy Birthday, Charlie! Love, Keith pic.twitter.com/jkfLv2oVoq— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) June 2, 2021
Happy 80th birthday Charlie!! ❤🙏😎🥁— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) June 2, 2021
Back to back birthdays 🤣🥳🎂 pic.twitter.com/pC6RXMmNqi