Mick Jagger paid tribute to his friend and Rolling Stones bandmate Charlie Watts on the first anniversary of his death. Watts passed away a year ago today aged 80.
Watts’ death lead to an outpouring of grief and sadness around the music world, with a myriad of rockers from around the world paying tribute to the late drummer.
The Rolling Stones subsequently returned to the stage, with Steve Jordan deputising as sticksman. They concluded their massive 60th anniversary tour of the UK and Ireland earlier this month. More here.
“I really miss Charlie so much”
The Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger has spoken about Watts and his death on several occasions in the past year.
Last September, he spoke about touring as a band without Watts, calling him the “heartbeat”.
“I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humour and we also were… outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times. We liked sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music”, he said.
Today, he paid further homage to Watts in a very moving message shared via social media, showing a montage of images of Watts from over the years.
Along with being sountracked by Rolliing Stones’ ‘Till The Next Goodbye’, the video also includes a voiceover from Jagger himself.
“I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humour”, Jagger can be heard saying.
“And we also were, outside of the band… we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times. We loved sports: we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music”.
“But of course I really miss Charlie so much”.
Sharing the post, Jagger also added the caption, “Thinking of Charlie today [blue love heart emoji.]”. Check out the post for yourselves below.
The Rolling Stones also paid tribute to Charlie Watts via Twitter. “Remembering him and all the incredible things he achieved in his life.One year on without our beloved Charlie”.