On the first anniversary of Charlie Watts’ death: Mick Jagger pays tribute to the late drummer
On the first anniversary of Charlie Watts’ death
Mick Jagger pays tribute to late drummer
On August 24, 2021, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died. Mick Jagger released a moving video on the first anniversary of his death.
On August 24, 2021, one year ago today, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (1941-2021) died at the age of 80. Bandmate Mick Jagger (79) commemorates Watts’ first anniversary of death in one moving social media post to his longtime companions. The legendary British band’s frontman released a video showing some pictures of Watts. The clip is accompanied by the Rolling Stones song “Till The Next Goodbye” from 1974. Jagger wrote: “I’m thinking of Charlie today.”
“I Miss Charlie”
“I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor,” Jagger said in the video. “Outside the band we did a lot together and had interesting times. We loved sports. We went to football, we went to cricket matches and we had other interests than just music.” Finally, the 79-year-old explains: “But of course I miss Charlie a lot.”
Already in May 2022, Jagger had in an interview with the Sunday Times talked about Watts. “I don’t actually expect him to be there anymore when I turn around during a show,” the singer said. “But I’m thinking of him.” Jagger misses him “as a musician and as a friend”.
Charlie Watts died peacefully in hospital
Charlie Watts “passed away peacefully in the hospital surrounded by his family,” an official statement said at the time. It had previously been announced that the drummer would not be part of the planned tour in autumn 2021 due to health reasons. Watts had joined the then fledgling band in 1963 after meeting Jagger, Keith Richards (78) and Brian Jones (1942-1969) while playing rhythm and blues clubs.