Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Elton John, Ringo Starr, The Who & Other Musicians React To Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts’ Death

Just minutes after the news of Charlie Watts’ passing broke, the band posted a statement from the dummer’s publicist expressing “immense sadness” at his passing and remembering him as “one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”

Friend and fellow Brit Elton John was less reserved calling Watts, “the ultimate drummer.” The sartorially-minded John also called Watts “The most stylish of men, and such brilliant company.”

Legendary songwriter Nile Rodgers, who produced one of Mick Jagger’s albums, wrote simply. “Rest In Power #CharlieWatts RIP. You are a smooth brother. Thanks for all the great music.”

The Who simply posted a photo of Watts with a quizzical look on his face to their official account.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr wrote, “God bless Charlie Watts we’re going to miss you man peace and love to the family,” and followed with a second post with just a photo of himself and Watts chatting.



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