The Rolling Stones Share Tribute Video Honouring Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones Share Tribute Video Honouring Charlie Watts

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Ron Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Charlie Watts, 2003. Photo by KMazur/WireImage/Getty Images. 

The Rolling Stones have shared a new video honouring their late drummer Charlie Watts, who sadly passed away last week aged 80. 

Tributes to the legendary drummer were shared by musicians around the world, as well as from his remaining band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood, who all posted their own individual tributes to social media. 

“I love you my fellow Gemini,” wrote Ron Wood. “I will dearly miss you ~ you are the best”.

Now, the official Rolling Stones Twitter account has shared a two-minute video honouring Watts with a slideshow of photos, videos and interview clips, cut to the beat of If You Can’t Rock Me, the opening track from their 1974 album It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll. Watch below. 

The video includes a clip from an interview where Watts revealed that when he joined the band in 1963, he only expected it to last a year. “So, when the Stones asked me to join, they talked in terms of a band, a commitment in other words,” he says. “‘Oh, this will go on for a year, and next year fold up.’” 

But Charlie Watts’s tenure behind the kit with the Rolling Stones' would last nearly six decades. 

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