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Old 08-24-2021, 01:05 PM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
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Default RIP Charlie Watts

Very sad news, indeed. The end of an era!

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/...es-1235047778/

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Old 08-24-2021, 01:21 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Sad news. 80 years old. R.I.P.

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Old 08-24-2021, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

sorry to hear this news.
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

I can't believe this! Mr. Watts was my idol when I was just learning to play. To this day, I hold my sticks in the same manner he did because I thought he was so very cool! Damn! I am sickened by this! Terrible! What a great talent!
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:50 PM
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Cool Re: RIP Charlie Watts

We lost another drumming legend!! Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Watt`s family and friends...

RIP

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Old 08-24-2021, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Eternal memory to a simple and kind man who has reconciled the expressive Rollings for almost 60 years ...
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Old 08-24-2021, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

Back in the '80s I was purchasing some items from Master Musicians when I learned from the employee I was working with that Charlie had just purchased a three piece set of Gretsch drums from them of late 50s early 60s era (if I remember correctly) in a light color stained finish. It had signs of wear, most noticeable was a patch of damaged stain on the small tom. Sure enough, sometime in a later issue of Modern Drummer I saw that set in a photo of Charlie with that kit in concert which accompanied a feature article on him. He never wanted to detract from the 'patina' of the drums by having them restored so he played them just as he bought them, he was more concerned with having 'that great Gretsch sound'.

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Old 08-24-2021, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

I’m 70 and I guess time is not on my side either
goodbye old drummer
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

I always liked Charlie's drumming and his natural finished Gretsch kit, much like Ringo, he played for the song. He seemed to be the most level headed in the Stones and he loved jazz. Goodbye Charlie, you will be missed.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: RIP Charlie Watts

This one hit me hard, !! R.I.P.
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