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Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: Testify ()
Date: September 6, 2021 17:26

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ribbelchips
It's been 10 days since Charlies passing. I think it's kinda strange that there has been no official statement at all by the band itself. Nothing about the upcoming shows, not a single personal word from Mick, Keith and Ronnie.. Just a photo and a short compilation video.

Maybe it's not fair or appropriate to expect something like that as a fan. But I do think it's remarkable. When there are records or tickets to sell, their social media accounts are overflowing with video's, pictures or interviews.
In this world, where you always have to talk even when there is nothing to say, keeping quiet is in my opinion the best option.

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: September 6, 2021 18:54

Great pic.. from 2000.


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Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: JadedFaded ()
Date: September 6, 2021 22:21

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MisterDDDD


The King of Rock 'n' Roll: How Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts secretly bought Edward VIII's Savile Row suits

Ouch that'd be one stain on an otherwise immaculate life. Bying suits worn by a man who was even more Nazi that the turds that surrounded @#$%&...
Nah not good!

That’s rubbish. Charlie liked to collect old things, vintage cars, antique instruments, maybe he also liked to collect vintage Savile Row suits. If he did, he wouldn’t have worn them, and if he did collect them, it wasn’t because he had any admiration of Edward VIII or the Royals. It would have been because he loved those old style suits made by expert tailors at the time. Charlie led an immaculate life with the exception of his heroin addiction. If he like to collect vintage Savile Row suits, it’s not a big deal. No stain on Charlie’s life, come on!

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: CousinC ()
Date: September 6, 2021 23:20

Really great picture. @ MisterDDDD

Never seen.

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: September 7, 2021 00:02

Ginger Baker's Blog
Life and times of



A family tribute to Charlie Watts (or Recollections on The Bakerloo Line) by Nettie Baker
Posted on September 6, 2021 by Leda


I know that my late father (Ginger Baker) would want me to pay tribute to one of his two most enduring friendships. Here is my personal account of a close, yet relatively little known relationship.
From my earliest recollections of the early 1960’s, I knew the name of Charlie Watts. Apart from the fact that his mum knew my mum Liz’s aunt Pamela in Kingsbury, North London (where Charlie grew up), his proximity to where we lived in Neasden and was then The Bakerloo Line tube (now The Jubilee Line). He was revered in our house.
Charlie was forever credited with playing a major part in helping dad’s career on its upward trajectory. He had for some time very quietly admired dad’s playing in the smoky jazz clubs of late 1950’s London, where many of the seeds of the 1960’s pop culture revolution were being sown. In 1962, Charlie had secured a coveted place in the very happening Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, but he had heard about town that dad was at that time looking for a gig.
The following legend was told to me repeatedly by both my parents for many years to come:

Charlie said ‘Its not right me being in this band whilst such a great talent as Ginger Baker is out of work’, and with that, he abdicated the hallowed drum chair to dad, even helping him set up his kit at the first rehearsal. ‘I could hardly believe it!’ said dad. ‘On my recommendation’ said Charlie.

Dad again expressed his gratitude to Charlie when they got on The Bakerloo Line together one night soon after. Charlie replied that he wasn’t even sure he wanted to follow a a career as a professional musician as there was no security in it!

The postscript to this is even better and set in the legendary damp and dingy Ealing Club. Brian Jones (highly rated musically by dad) had got together with Mick Jagger and dad suggested to Brian they get a rhythm section. This they did, but in dad’s words, ‘the drummer was @#$%& awful’ ‘Why don’t you get Charlie Watts?’ he told them and the rest is history.

As The Stones began gigging on the same club circuit, mum & dad would often join Charlie on those little red Bakerloo Line trains to and from Town. Mum recalled Charlie’s concerns that if he became well known, how would he be sure that a girlfriend would love him for himself? She assured him he’d be fine.

Years rolled by as they do and dad and Charlie bumped into each other many times. In the 90’s, when The Stones played in Colorado, Charlie took the time to go and visit dad on his ranch there, making him laugh by saying ‘I would give you tickets, but I know you won’t come!’ In 2008, Charlie presented dad with his Zildjian Lifetime Achievement Award at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. On stage they mentioned the ‘Bakerloo Line days’ again and backstage mum joined in with more, like any old mates reminiscing. For dad’s 70th birthday, Charlie sent an enormous white Orchid which still survives (flowering well) as ‘The Charlie Watts Orchid’. In early October 2019, as dad steadily declined, I reached out to a mutual friend to let Charlie know the lie of the land.

Soon after, my phone rang and a familiar voice asked ‘Is this Nettie? Charlie Watt’s here.’ He spoke of his love and concern for dad and I gave him dad’s number (‘have you got a pen?’ ‘hang on. Yes’). Two days later, dad passed away. I rang Charlie with the news and he was so very sad, but glad also that he’d managed to talk to him. (of course we had a chat about aunt Pamela, Kingsbury and The Bakerloo Line.) ‘I thought the world of him.’ said Charlie, ‘and he thought the world of you.’
I was pleased to reply. The human face of ‘Rock and Roll’…. or was it Jazz?


[www.gingerbaker.com]

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: September 7, 2021 01:20

You’re on a great roll, MisterDDDD, thank you and keep them coming!


charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 25, 2021 20:41

we called our band 2 years ago charlie to charlie watts.
here is our video we make for him called deep water
i hope you like it
he is my hero

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or you can see it on you tube charlie watts tribute by band charlie

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 26, 2021 10:17

thanks for tumbs en reactions

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 26, 2021 23:59

any idea for a tribute for charlie ? the stones 1 minute silence?

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 27, 2021 11:30

any one who have tickets for the stones in usa?

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 28, 2021 10:48

i m not going i m from holland find the risk to high with covid

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 29, 2021 19:26

nice tribute from anne wilson on this site

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 30, 2021 17:52

any other artist with tribute?

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: August 31, 2021 19:33

nice words from paul mc cartney

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: September 1, 2021 19:57

and elton john

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: Christiaan ()
Date: September 1, 2021 20:16

Well let me be the first to react to your music. Brave, and it keeps you from the road. smiling smiley

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: September 2, 2021 12:29

thanks christiaan yes it keeps me from the road . are you making music?

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: Christiaan ()
Date: September 2, 2021 13:07

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backofmyhand
thanks christiaan yes it keeps me from the road . are you making music?

Sadly not, I’m what you might call a-musical. Just like good music. That is not all music. I like to hear and watch (live) music and concerts. smiling smiley

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: September 3, 2021 21:32

and is it possible in your country to go to concerts ? were you from?

Re: charlie watts tribute by band charlie
Posted by: backofmyhand ()
Date: September 6, 2021 17:33

i m from holland many stonesfans here

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: September 7, 2021 02:47

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CousinC
Really great picture. @ MisterDDDD

Never seen.

I'd not seen it before either.
The post from twitter didn't credit it, so I have looked around a bit trying to find the source.

Would make a great print..(or Ronnie painting winking smiley) anyone know the photographer or source?


Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: September 7, 2021 05:33


Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: angee ()
Date: September 7, 2021 06:41

I was going to ask you the same question, but I figured if you knew you would have said.
Would love to know. Maybe ask the Twitter poster of the pic?

~"Love is Strong"~

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: September 7, 2021 06:59

From the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio:

LEGENDS
RIP Roger Hawkins and Charlie Watts



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Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 7, 2021 14:34

I guess now it's indisputable...
Of the greatest rock bands of the sixties:

Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Cream, Led Zeppelin...

Ringo is the best drummer alive.

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: Lien ()
Date: September 7, 2021 14:39

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angee
I was going to ask you the same question, but I figured if you knew you would have said.
Would love to know. Maybe ask the Twitter poster of the pic?



Deborah Feingold

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: September 7, 2021 16:18

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Lien
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angee
I was going to ask you the same question, but I figured if you knew you would have said.
Would love to know. Maybe ask the Twitter poster of the pic?



Deborah Feingold

Thanks Lien.


[www.wallofsoundgallery.com]

Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: September 7, 2021 17:56

Dave Matthews with Mavis Staples - "Satisfaction”, George WA 9/5/21




Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: September 7, 2021 18:41

Not seen this photo taken by Bill before.

"Charlie, his wife Shirley and I went pony trekking in the hills in Hawaii where I shot this photo of Charlie learning to lasso"
(Bill Wyman)


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Re: Charlie Watts Dies at 80
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: September 7, 2021 19:50

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MisterDDDD
Ginger Baker's Blog
Life and times of



A family tribute to Charlie Watts (or Recollections on The Bakerloo Line) by Nettie Baker
Posted on September 6, 2021 by Leda


I know that my late father (Ginger Baker) would want me to pay tribute to one of his two most enduring friendships. Here is my personal account of a close, yet relatively little known relationship.
From my earliest recollections of the early 1960’s, I knew the name of Charlie Watts. Apart from the fact that his mum knew my mum Liz’s aunt Pamela in Kingsbury, North London (where Charlie grew up), his proximity to where we lived in Neasden and was then The Bakerloo Line tube (now The Jubilee Line). He was revered in our house.
Charlie was forever credited with playing a major part in helping dad’s career on its upward trajectory. He had for some time very quietly admired dad’s playing in the smoky jazz clubs of late 1950’s London, where many of the seeds of the 1960’s pop culture revolution were being sown. In 1962, Charlie had secured a coveted place in the very happening Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, but he had heard about town that dad was at that time looking for a gig.
The following legend was told to me repeatedly by both my parents for many years to come:

Charlie said ‘Its not right me being in this band whilst such a great talent as Ginger Baker is out of work’, and with that, he abdicated the hallowed drum chair to dad, even helping him set up his kit at the first rehearsal. ‘I could hardly believe it!’ said dad. ‘On my recommendation’ said Charlie.

Dad again expressed his gratitude to Charlie when they got on The Bakerloo Line together one night soon after. Charlie replied that he wasn’t even sure he wanted to follow a a career as a professional musician as there was no security in it!

The postscript to this is even better and set in the legendary damp and dingy Ealing Club. Brian Jones (highly rated musically by dad) had got together with Mick Jagger and dad suggested to Brian they get a rhythm section. This they did, but in dad’s words, ‘the drummer was @#$%& awful’ ‘Why don’t you get Charlie Watts?’ he told them and the rest is history.

As The Stones began gigging on the same club circuit, mum & dad would often join Charlie on those little red Bakerloo Line trains to and from Town. Mum recalled Charlie’s concerns that if he became well known, how would he be sure that a girlfriend would love him for himself? She assured him he’d be fine.

Years rolled by as they do and dad and Charlie bumped into each other many times. In the 90’s, when The Stones played in Colorado, Charlie took the time to go and visit dad on his ranch there, making him laugh by saying ‘I would give you tickets, but I know you won’t come!’ In 2008, Charlie presented dad with his Zildjian Lifetime Achievement Award at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. On stage they mentioned the ‘Bakerloo Line days’ again and backstage mum joined in with more, like any old mates reminiscing. For dad’s 70th birthday, Charlie sent an enormous white Orchid which still survives (flowering well) as ‘The Charlie Watts Orchid’. In early October 2019, as dad steadily declined, I reached out to a mutual friend to let Charlie know the lie of the land.

Soon after, my phone rang and a familiar voice asked ‘Is this Nettie? Charlie Watt’s here.’ He spoke of his love and concern for dad and I gave him dad’s number (‘have you got a pen?’ ‘hang on. Yes’). Two days later, dad passed away. I rang Charlie with the news and he was so very sad, but glad also that he’d managed to talk to him. (of course we had a chat about aunt Pamela, Kingsbury and The Bakerloo Line.) ‘I thought the world of him.’ said Charlie, ‘and he thought the world of you.’
I was pleased to reply. The human face of ‘Rock and Roll’…. or was it Jazz?


[www.gingerbaker.com]

Beautiful story!
I remember seeing an interview with Ginger Baker, while he was living in South Afrika, I think. Also then he spoke fine words on Charlie!
I hope hope they now swing together somewhere up in the Universe ...

I'm a GHOST living in a ghost town

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