Charlie Watts (1941-2021) R.I.P.

In this episode we pay tribute to The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (1941-2021)

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Rick Beato
Rick Beato:
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Ward Carroll
Ward Carroll:
Charlie had the confidence and talent to NOT play at all the right times. So glad I saw them at FEDEX Field a couple of summers ago.
Stephanie G'Rich
Stephanie G'Rich:
Imagine being 22, joining a band, creating a sound for that band that becomes one of the most successful bands in history and not ever diminishing over the next 60 years. Good job, Watts.
Bob Riedel
Bob Riedel:
Personally, I think part of our sadness with Mr. Watts' passing is the realization that those of us who grew up with the Stones are also closer to the finish line. RIP Charlie.
There was a young man in London
looking proper, sharp and clean
he loved to play his drums
and was soon to play them on a scene.
He met Mick and Keith and Brian
they loved to play the blues
they said "Charlie, your sense of rythm
we will put to use".
Soon the band got famous
and toured around the world
and everywhere they played
Charlies beat was heard.
For nearly six decades
he steadily kept the pace
always calm and stoic, though not
without a smile on his face.
But then one day in august
he took his last breath
the drummers beat went silent
a great musicians death.
There was a young man in London
looking proper, sharp and clean
he loved to play his drums
and heaven is now his scene.
Rest in peace Charlie, we will never forget you.
Travis Matern
Travis Matern:
As a drummer I learned the most important lesson from Charlie: Restraint.
Sam Dave Pollard
Sam Dave Pollard:
My step-father was a carpenter. In the 60’s, the firm he worked for got a job making some alterations to the house that Charlie Watts had bought in Lewes (near Brighton, about 50 miles south of London).
Dad’s first day on the job, he and his mate went out to the van and were sitting in the vehicle, just about to make a start on their lunch, when Charlie’s wife Shirley came out and asked them what they thought they were doing.
‘Just going to have our sandwiches,’ they said.
She insisted that they come back in the house and eat at the dining table with her and Charlie who were also just about to have lunch. She’d just made some soup.
The four of them sat and had their lunch together.
Dad was working there for a few days, and also saw Charlie a few times when he’d pop into the workshop, in the town, and ask how the work was going. Dad could remember Charlie showing him his collection of Jazz records.
Dad said there was absolutely nothing of the rock star about Charlie Watts. If you hadn’t known who he was, you would never have guessed that he was a star. He had zero airs and graces and never treated Dad and his mate with anything other than total respect, just an ‘ordinary’ guy, pleased that these two craftsmen were able to help him get the house the way he wanted it.
I miss my step-father. He was one of the good guys.
Not surprisingly, I guess, Charlie’s always been my favourite Rolling Stone.
Kevin barrett
Kevin barrett:
Charlie is the godfather of the “less is more “ drummer club. R.I.P.
Not just a great drummer, but a great human being.
By all accounts, Charlie was an unassuming, humble guy who couldn't be bothered to get caught up in the whole world of being a stereotypical rock star.
Charlie was his own man.
jack flash
jack flash:
"Rock and Roll has probably given more than it's taken"

-Charles Robert Watts

Thank you for your contribution to Rock n' Roll & to the Rolling Stones for over 58 years.
You will be greatly missed. RIP Mr. Watts
Nick Domenicos
Nick Domenicos:
Charlie is master of underplaying. He never "interfered' with a song.
Scotty thetrex
Scotty thetrex:
For me, Charlie's death is the end of the greatest band ever, The Rolling Stones. A band that has given me immense joy and an incalculable number of profound experiences over the years. They may still tour, but for me this is the end. And with it comes all the joy, memories, and pain. I love The Rolling Stones. For what they gave me and will always give to my life. Thank you Charlie. None of it would have been possible without you.
Gerry Coogan
Gerry Coogan:
Charlie wasn't just a fabulous drummer, he was also the only one of the Rolling Stones who was also a delightful, decent human being. RIP, Charlie.
Owen Mason
Owen Mason:
RIP Charlie Watts. This homage is a beautiful thing...Keith is gonna outlive us all.
Dale Chavez
Dale Chavez:
This was a harder gut punch than I care to admit. Probably because he was a good human being. Charlie was to the Stones, as Ringo was to the Beatles.
Scott Halterman
Scott Halterman:
Charlie was the anti-rock star. In a world of drugs and groupies, he was clean and faithful to his wife (married in I believe '64). He dressed like a jazz player and was always a decent, humble human being. Yet he was one of the greatest drummers in rock and roll history. Definitely a sad day. RIP Charlie! He's keeping the angels in time in heaven :)
Randall Baker
Randall Baker:
One of most iconic drum intros of all-time has to be Honky Tonk Woman. Love ya Charlie!!
John Holton
John Holton:
Charlie was a real pro: he showed up ready to go, played well, and stayed out of the limelight. He will be missed.
Death Valley Dazed
Death Valley Dazed:
“They did it until the end.” Best line ever Rick.
Julia Spencer
Julia Spencer:
Being a Gen-Xer, whenever I think of Charlie Watts, I always picture his shy smile and fluttering lashes in the video for “Start Me Up.” Even then, when I knew so little about rock music, I was struck by his restraint, both rhythmically and personally.
Glad I was able to see the band in Austin in 2006.
Clifton Torrence
Clifton Torrence:
I love that story about "I'm Not your Drummer, you're my singer" . Ever Cool.
Kevin Peet
Kevin Peet:
Rick Beato has such a heart for music that this is the first place I came to hear reflections about Charlie Watts. He was uniquely terrific.
An all time great: modest “I’m not a rock star I’m just a drummer”, and as a result so often underrated. Rock, jazz, ballads, he had it all. RIP you star……Charlie
Ricky Molina
Ricky Molina:
I can still hear Charlie playing rim shots and kick at the beginning and end of my all-time fav Stones tune "Time Waits for No One." An education in how a jazz-rock drummer would play during extended guitar (Mick Taylor) and piano (Nicky Hopkins) solos. Not to mention how he accentuates Jagger's lyrics. Such a beautiful song.
Charlie's drumming was the embodiment of the expression-
"Just because I say nothin' doesn't mean I mean nothin'."
What a loving and thoughtful tribute to Charlie.
Really love Charlie's work on "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Waiting on a Friend."
Emanuel Mota
Emanuel Mota:
The Stones are one of THE greatest bands of all time, and Charie Watts was their driving force. Thank god we have their music to remember him by. RIP Charlie Watts, and THANK YOU, SIR!
John Strange
John Strange:
We're reminded in Charlie what we learned in Ringo. It's not about being "the best" player, it's about playing what's best for the song.
Two songs that really showed Charlie’s timeless style: Miss You and Start Me Up. Now consider the musical environment of those songs. Disco for the former and new wave for the later, yet his grooves were on point. Charlie Watts is a rock and roll patriarch.
It's an extremely painful day for the entire world, he was definitely one of the coolest dudes ever, say hi to Brian for us. R.I.P. Mr. Charlie Watts.
MN Drummer
MN Drummer:
Charlie Watts was a great drummer whom knew his place in the band and put the music first. RIP Charlie and I hope you are enjoying some great jazz in your eternal resting place. God Bless.
My band mates and I used to joke that Charlie Watts had one of the best musician gigs in the world. But the truth is, the Stones had one of the best drummers in the world. Goodbye, Charlie.
Jason David
Jason David:
So the story goes something like this. A drunk Mick called Charlie and asked “where’s my drummer at”. Charlie shaves, gets a suit and tie on, cleans up shoes, then finds Mick and punches him in the face and says “I’m not your drummer, your my fucking singer”. True or not I love that story.
Vincent Sgroi
Vincent Sgroi:
Great tribute to a legendary drummer, Charlie Watts. May he rest in Peace. Thank you Rick.they 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Simeon Orive
Simeon Orive:
I think he was everyones favourite Stone. Humble, cheeky, reserved and talented. What a man, one of my heroes.
James Gregoric
James Gregoric:
The thing I appreciate most about Charlie Watts and the Stones is that they stayed with it for so long, and in doing so gave us so much over such a long period of time.
Just turned 21 recently and I'm so glad I got to see them live a couple years ago as a young fan.
ding dong
ding dong:
"I'm the most important person in the Stones. Sure, Mick and the others can get people to clap and sing and that's ok. But me? I make people dance."
- Charlie Watts. RIP.
Robert Hancock
Robert Hancock:
He was such an incredible humble person. A superb human metronome that laid that tight epic groove! Rest in Peace,Mr. Watts
Simon Barsinister
Simon Barsinister:
"Can You Hear Me Knockin" maybe the greatest opening to any rock song ever.
Simon Smith
Simon Smith:
I was always surprised by how loud Charlie could be with seemingly so little effort, he had real snap available if he needed it, that and a sense of time few others are blessed with. I was born in 1959 and was privileged to live through a most magical time for music in which the Rolling Stones featured heavily. Fortune favoured me and to my dying day I will consider myself fortunate to have seen and listened to Charlie Watts, the most dapper drummer to have walked the planet!
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson:
RIP Charlie- a great artist, managed to navigate a singular, lifetime path with strong fellow artists. He made his mark... and at 80 you can't say he got robbed.
We should all be so lucky.
Ruby Nibs
Ruby Nibs:
The finest tribute is a heartfelt tribute. Rick's misty eyes show his heart. Rest in Peace, Charlie; your music lives on.
Ray Quintal
Ray Quintal:
Rick it’s so sad that Charlie has left us. It’s goes to show how jazz drummers make the best rock n roll drummers. One of the best in the pocket performers. But more over such a nice down to earth guy. Charlie was the backbone to the Stones. Steady and always spot on. Love you Charlie, Rest In Peace.
Kinkella Teaches Archaeology
Kinkella Teaches Archaeology:
Charlie was always a fan favorite at the concerts - the guy got a massive applause when his name was announced!
Paul Lacotta
Paul Lacotta:
Thank you Rick, that was a sweet and heartfelt tribute. I loved Charlie Boy’s humbleness 😔
Terry F
Terry F:
I used to run home from grade school to learn how to play' Get off my cloud' on drums..the little snare fill part was a goal. There was something really satisfying about finally getting it. Thank you Charlie.
Alice Repooc
Alice Repooc:
When the news broke, the folks I was with were talking about the living rock and roll lineage that Charlie embodied. We each suggested a favorite tune or two. I did "Hound Dog" and "Sweet Little 16" from the 78 tour. Rick I so relate to your sadness and also your sense of gratitude to even be alive at the same time as the Rolling Stones exist.
N J:
I admire Charlie watts because he didnt seek attemtion - his talent was what drove him and his music career. RIP
Eric Lee
Eric Lee:
I’m going to a Stones show in about a month. I was worried about how Charlie is doing when I heard he wasn’t going to be on the tour. Now I hope his family, friends, & band mates are doing alright.
I’m sure they’ll do a serious tribute to Charlie at the show. 😥
When the music kicked in i was like "man, i need a beer", all while holding a freshly opened. The power of a sick drum groove. RIP Charlie
Great tribute Rick. Charlie will live on forever in his music. On a side note, Can't You Hear Me Knocking has the best intro guitar riff of all time.
His early 90’s jazz band, playing the music of Charlie Parker….. totally amazing.
Jan Erik Hedberg
Jan Erik Hedberg:
Charlie was a tolerant man.
When playing in a band like that, with all those clowns and egos, it must've been like a three-ring circus.
He was the pace and momentum of the band (thou missing a highhat-beat on every snarebeat)
Rest in peace, Charlie - you're the Man!
Patty Martin
Patty Martin:
I've never "mourned" a celebrity or musician. We will never feel the loss that their family or friends do. We can still experience their presence just as we've always done. They are immortal through their music. My condolences to those who knew him.
Rajinder S Jutlla
Rajinder S Jutlla:
He was a great drummer and a true gentleman, we will miss you Charlie.
Blues Dawg
Blues Dawg:
Charlie has been a part of my musical life for as long as I can remember, this makes me very sad. When you get to my age 71 this hurts deeply. Much love from Los Angeles RIP Charlie
Taff Hewton
Taff Hewton:
I understand exactly how you are feeling today. I feel the same, having grown up with the Stones and played a lot of their music. One own mortality starts to hit home when one of our heroes passes. And we realize that death comes to us all eventually, but to make 80 years living the Rolling Stones life, is indeed an achievement.
John Mason
John Mason:
RIP Charlie, you sure had a way wid those drum sticks. You were good, damn good! You will be sorely missed.
Birnie Williams II
Birnie Williams II:
Thank you, Rick. Can't You Hear Me Knocking was the perfect choice. The guitar parts get a lot of (deserved) attention on this song, but Charlie's drumming on this song just swings - hard.
Thank you, Charlie Watts, for all the great music and for being an inspiration to all drummers.
Kasper Kjærsgaard
Kasper Kjærsgaard:
I remember from one of the Rolling Stones concerts in Denmark, when Mick would present the band, as if needed, every member of the band from chorous singers to musicians would get a huge cheer but when he mentioned Charlie Watts a huge roar that would last for several minutes appeared. Like no end of it. And Charlie sitting there with a wry smile on his face, feeling loved.
Mexie Mex
Mexie Mex:
I used to live quite near him and got to jam with him many times, great bloke, he will be missed.
James Glynn
James Glynn:
Touching tribute Rick. Your emotion mirrors my own. I’m glad you recorded this. There is a lot of hurt and loss around the globe . Love your channel
Ricky Molina
Ricky Molina:
Just had to play one of my fav Stones tunes, "Beast of Burden" after hearing the news. No one could have played it better than Charlie Watts. R.I.P.
Just the other day I was appreciating Charlie's thick single stroke roll that leads into and through the chorus of Ruby Tuesday. So simple, but so perfect, so Charlie. 🥁
H smith
H smith:
This is how you honor ROCK STARS , you play the music.
john jarpe
john jarpe:
My two favorite Charlie Watts drum tracks are "Tumbling Dice" and "Beast of Burden" where he falls just a little behind the beat and you can almost hear the cymbals crack in your ears before he actually hits them.
One of my favorite tributes to The Stones' legendary drummer came in a lyric from John Hiatt's 1988 song "Slow Turning." "Now I'm in my car / I got the radio down / and I'm yellin' at the kids in the back / 'cause they're bangin' like Charlie Watts." Gonna put my 1965 vinyl copy of "The Rolling Stones, Now!" on the turntable and listen to Charlie play the hell out of Bo Diddley's "Mona."
We are all getting older, I'm in my early 50's. Peart and Eddie gone, now this. The rock we grew up on and the artists we came to idolize are all moving on. Thankful for us, the music they provided us, compared to most of the crap music made over the last 15-20 years, is truly timeless.
James Price
James Price:
Check out the drums on 'Emotional Rescue' and 'Fool to cry' - two totally different songs, but so economical, and wonderful playing of the high-hat.
That's Rich
That's Rich:
As a drummer myself, Charlie's name rarely ever came up in the casual discussion of the greats. But had you asked the drummers whose names DID come up, they would've mentioned Charlie left and right. Cheers!
Manuel Passarella
Manuel Passarella:
When someone passes away, at any age, is always too soon. The Rolling Stones traversed the decades touching the lives of uncountable people leaving a mark. I pity the youngster that didn't have the opportunity to look forward to the next Stones' record as well as other legendary bands'.
Old School G
Old School G:
Unfortunately I believe this is the beginning of the end of the greatest bands of all times. Mortality should never be taken for granted. Guys like Paul McCartney, anybody from Zeppelin, Who, are aging fast and it will be tough to lose them. I was particularly sad to see Manzarek, Prince, Bowie, Peart...these are rock Gods that we may never see again especially if the absolute ass of music keeps writing history as of now, there will never be another era like the one I grew up in. I Salut you Mr. Watts and thank you!
Clive Gregory
Clive Gregory:
Saw Charlie playing with his jazz band in Richmond Theatre, London, he was obviously just so happy to be there. Love you Charlie, RIP
Hugo Arend
Hugo Arend:
Keith was all praise to him in his autobiography, to the point that the Stones would not have been possible without him. Charlie demanded being paid for every gig. The other members would pay him and get nothing. That’s how important Charlie was. “We need him”. Rest In Percussion 🥁
Greg Hoadley
Greg Hoadley:
Absolutely LOVED his drums on Moonlight Mile!
The Stones are a main part of the sountrack of my life. So, thank you Charly for being a part of it 🙏😌🍀!
kolim jone
kolim jone:
The thing I appreciate most about Charlie Watts and the Stones is that they stayed with it for so long, and in doing so gave us so much over such a long period of time.
Pesky Pest
Pesky Pest:
It's been years and years and years I've been playing the drums, and they're still a challenge. I still enjoy using drumsticks and a snare drum.
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Jason Roussel
Jason Roussel:
Charlie Watts was probably one of the most grounded musicians in rock history. He didn't really have the trappings of your typical rock star. People also need to remember that he was a jazz drummer playing in a blues-based rock 'n' roll band. One of the best in my opinion. Totally underrated. Rest in peace, Charlie. Thank you for the memories.
Barry F
Barry F:
The iconic song where Charlie plays so well in my opinion is "Bitch". Over the decades, it stands out to me as exemplary drumming. Charlie sat so straight and confident behind the drums. He was never overbearing and that gave his drumming its strength. He didn't have to be playing all of them time. Instead, he played exactly at the right times.
It's going to be hard to watch the Rolling Stones without Charlie.
Last time I saw them was Levi Stadium, two years ago before Covid hit.
Julie Desnick
Julie Desnick:
We just have to let the sadness wash through us. It will pass. The Rolling Stones have always been my favorite band.
Emerald Wood Archives
Emerald Wood Archives:
I cannot imagine them continuing on with another drummer. It would be sacrilegious, in my opinion.
Peter B
Peter B:
Of all musicians I'll miss him very much. His character was clear to all. If someone wants to know what " a gentleman" means, you can just say THAT'S a gentleman. Charlie Watts.
Alex Bowman
Alex Bowman:
Bill Wyman the other “straight non druggy” Stone told a story of Charlie. They were touring America and Charlie was an insomniac and hadn’t slept for days. He needed trousers adjusted and took them to a tailor shop. He was told it would take a few hours so he went to a restaurant for dinner. Once there he fell sound asleep and when he was finally awoken by the waiters he asked what time was it? They told him and he replied great my trousers will be ready. I think that’s such an English gentleman down to Earth story.
Brett Workman
Brett Workman:
"Undercover of the Night" is, I think, the best rock song I've ever heard. And C.W.'s artistry is a BIG part of that tune's appeal for me.
I've always been intrigued in Charlie's style of laying off the hi-hat when he hit the snare drum. I don't recall ever seeing that before. I'm not a drummer and I would love for someone to weigh in on this style of playing. R.I.P Charlie.
John Angelucci
John Angelucci:
I’ve heard people close to the band say that the special sound of the Stones is that Charlie follows Keith as opposed to the drummer leading the band with everyone following the timekeeper. There’s something to that!
Vapor Trails
Vapor Trails:
Neil and Eddie were tragedies. They left too early. In the case of someone like Charlie, he had a good long run, and deserves celebration and tribute. It is amazing that the Stones have kept going for so long.
I cannot imagine a world without Charlie Watts being around - I mean, he has always been there since I'm living. Steady, relieable, eternal like a rock or a stone. Just timeless. To me he was the coolest and gentlemanishest of all the rock n roll dudes. Rest In Power, Charlie!
Zack Rector
Zack Rector:
RIP Charlie Watts you will remain in thoughts and in our hearts forever you're a rock legend icon.
Paul G
Paul G:
R.I.P. Charlie Watts...Phenomenal man and drummer. 😢
Mary Landers
Mary Landers:
Wonderful tribute Rick. We lost a great one today, but his drumming will live on. RIP Charlie Watts.
Rick Crawley
Rick Crawley:
I love how you started with "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"... what an great song. Maybe the greatest they ever strived for. I love a lot of Stones, but they were never the Beatles or the Who.
Keith Richards has already said everything that needs to be said about Charlie and his drumming far more articulately than I ever could, but the one thing he said that bears repeating is "Charie understood the space between the beats" that in itself is a fitting tribute, and perhaps his Epitaph. So long, sir, you will be sorely missed by everyone who loves great music and great drumming. You were an artist of the highest caliber.
Junkhead _92
Junkhead _92:
Thank you for paving the way.
Thank you for setting the standard.
Thank you for making it swing.
Thank you for being cool as fuck.
Thank you for literally inspiring every single rock ‘n’ roll drummer on this planet.

-Lars Ulrich
Matt John
Matt John:
Rockers by the scores will be listening forever! CW was so great, may he rest in peace!
The Schoolbook Suppository
The Schoolbook Suppository :
Beautiful tribute. RIP Charlie Watts, one of the greatest of all time. xx
After the news of Charlie’s passing sunk in… I thought, “I wonder what Rick has to say about this”. Nice tribute, Rick. RIP Charlie.