The Rolling Stones recently shared a touching video paying tribute to late drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away on Tuesday, August 24, at the age of 80.
The two-minute video, set to the Stones’ 1974 track “If You Can’t Rock Me,” features various photos and videos of Watts over the years.
“When the Stones asked me to join, they talked in terms of a band, a commitment, in other words,” Watts says in the video. “So I was like, ‘Oh, this will go on a year, and then next year, it’ll fold up.'”
A rep for Watts revealed in a statement last week that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer passed away peacefully in a London hospital surrounded by his family.
“Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation,” the statement said.
Earlier this month, the Stones announced Watts had pulled out of the band’s “No Filter” tour after undergoing a successful medical procedure.
(Photo: Klemens Riegler)
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