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RIP Charlie Watts, Stones Founding Drummer

Posted by James Duncan on

Sad news today as Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, died on August 24 at age 80. Earlier this month the Stones had announced that Watts would not perform on the band's upcoming North American No Filter tour dates due to unannounced medical reasons. Watts joined the group in 1962 with a line up that included singer Mick Jagger, multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, guitarist Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman.  Born in London, Watts' first love was jazz. His parents bought him a drum kit when he was 14. Early on he played in a band with Alexis Korner, the "founding father" of the British blues...

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