Tag: Charlie Watts

In Memoriam: Charlie Watts (1941 – 2021)

Charles Robert Watts (June 2, 1941 – August 24, 2021) was an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963. Originally trained as a graphic artist, he started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs, where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In January 1963, he joined their fledgling group, the Rolling Stones, as drummer, while doubling as designer of their record sleeves and tour stages. Watts was the only Rolling Stones member other than Jagger or Richards to have been featured on all of their studio albums. He cited jazz as a major influence on his drumming style. He toured with his own group, the Charlie Watts Quintet, and appeared in London at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with the Charlie Watts Tentet.

In 2006, Watts was elected into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame; in the same year, Vanity Fair elected him into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. In the estimation of noted music critic Robert Christgau, Watts was “rock’s greatest drummer.” In 2016, he was ranked 12th on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” list.

On August 5, 2021, it was reported that Watts had elected to sit out the resumption of the U.S. No Filter Tour due to rehabilitation from heart surgery, and that Steve Jordan will temporarily replace Watts on drums. He died on August 24, 2021, at the age of 80.

Artist Countdown: Mick Jagger Top 20 Hits 9pm ET

 

Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a founder member of The Rolling Stones.

Jagger’s career has spanned over fifty years. His performance style has been said to have “opened up definitions of gendered masculinity and so laid the foundations for self-invention and sexual plasticity which are now an integral part of contemporary youth culture”. Allmusic has described Jagger as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll”. His distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards‘ guitar style, have been the trademark of The Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Rolling Stones.

Mick Jagger Top 20 Hits

1 Dancing in the Street (with David Bowie)
2 Just Another Night
3 Let’s Work
4 Lucky in Love
5 Sweet Thing
6 State of Shock (with The Jacksons)
7 Ruthless People
8 T.H.E (The Hardest Ever) (with will.i.am & Jennifer Lopez)
9 Throwaway
10 Don’t Tear Me Up
11 Visions of Paradise
12 Don’t Look Back (with Peter Tosh)
13 Wired All Night
14 Lonely at the Top
15 Charmed Life
16 God Gave Me Everything
17 Memo from Turner
18 Say You Will
19 Old Habits Die Hard (with Dave Stewart)
20 Miracle Worker (with SuperHeavy)