ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Gone at 80.
Lived a life.
For those curious to know what the Stones might sound like with Steve on drums...
So Stones fans shouldn't take it so hard
@Early North Jersey I see what you did there... To be fair though the announcement of Steve taking over duties from Charlie was announced by the band prior to his passing. I of course just thought it would be a temporary placement, until Charlie was well enough to resume the seat. Sadly, of course, it was not meant to be.
On August 5, 2021, it was announced that Jordan would stand in for Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts on the Stones' 13-date US tour due to start in September 2021. Watts died on August 24.
@SteveInJoburg Yeah ....that might have been in questionable taste ..... But i love that show you posted and hadnt seen it in awhile ....So thanks for that ....
Just read and absolutely adored this story of when Charlie surprised Neil Peart — who famously did not socialize before (or during or after) a concert — just before a big show.
“A short, older man stepped up to me, sticking out his hand and saying something I couldn’t hear,” Peart wrote in his book Traveling Music : The Soundtrack to My Life and Times. “Thinking ‘Now who’s this?’ I took out one of my ear monitors and said ‘Sorry, I couldn’t hear you.’ He spoke again, smiling, ‘Hello, I’m Charlie Watts.’”
The upcoming U.S. tour will go on with Steve Jordan on drums.
I must be living on some other planet because this sad sad news has only reached me now...
RIP Charlie. 🖤
RIP Charlie. May the good Lord shine a light on you.
Aside from anything else, he may have been the funniest Stone also.
The other legendary story is when Mick, who had been up all night and was apparently well refreshed, rang Charlie's hotel room early and asked 'Where's my drummer?' Legend has it that Charlie then took the time to get nicely dressed in a suit, went downstairs to the hotel dining room where Mick was, and whacked him in the face with the words 'I'm not your drummer, your my fuckin' singer'.
When I heard the story Charlie even took the time to shave as well before he went downstairs to punch Mick in the face. 😃
Marylebone Underground Station:
There's one hell of a band forming up in heaven.
My personal go-to song when I want to hear some of Charlie Watts' best drumming is Sympathy for the Devil. I guess it would create an akward situation if he played that one in Heaven.
End of an era. Sounds like a cliche but fitting in this case, I think.
Half a century being the powerhouse behind the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
He was the drummer in the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time. His drumming was an essential part of the music. I wonder what happens with the Stones now.
Saw a couple of the recent U.K. No Filter shows and he looked in astonishingly good shape for a man his age. Impassive as usual.
Must be a massive blow for Mick, Keith, and Ronnie too.
Rest in peace, Charlie.
Rest in peace, Charlie.
@Jerseyfornia Amen to that.
Wow. I mean not wow to an 80 year old but the Stones have been the ones everyone compares to Bruce, the Stones keep going, etc., etc. Just dumb because one human being has nothing to do with another human, so sad for his fans and band members today...sticks like glue when it's happening from legendary bands that we've grown up with and still connect to.