Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Pete Townshend & Others React To Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts’ Death

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Pete Townshend & Others React To Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts’ Death
Just minutes after the news of Charlie Watts’ passing broke, the band posted a statement from the drummer’s publicist expressing “immense sadness” at his passing and remembering him as “one of the greatest drummers of his generation.”

Beatle Paul McCartney posted a video message in which he offered his condolences to Watts’ family and the band saying, “He was a lovely guy. I knew he was ill, but I didn’t know he was this ill.”

McCartney then went on to characterize Watts as a musician.

“Charlie was a rock,” said McCartney, “and a fantastic drummer. Steady as a rock.”

Friend Elton John called Watts, “the ultimate drummer.” The sartorially-minded John also remembered Watts as, “The most stylish of men, and such brilliant company.”

Who legend Pete Townshend recalled that Watts cried at Keith Moon’s funeral lamenting, “I wish I was capable of such tears today. Instead I just want to say goodbye.
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