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"Rest in the Beat": The music world mourns Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts was considered a perfect drummer. His death shocked many musicians. “There are no words,” Lenny Kravitz tweeted. Also for Watts bandmates. They post photos.

London – The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has caused great sadness in the music world. His band mates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards published only one photo each on Wednesday night – without further comments.

Singer Jagger presents one of Watts sitting behind the drums, laughing, guitarist Richards one of a drum set on which a sign that reads “Closed” hangs. Numerous other stars from the music business also expressed their concern.

On Tuesday it became known that Watts had died peacefully on the same day at the age of 80 in a London hospital. A few weeks ago it was announced that Watts should not take part in his band’s upcoming US tour. He was recovering from unspecified medical treatment, it said. Band colleague Jagger tweeted at the beginning of August that he was looking forward to welcoming colleague Charlie back after his recovery. Watts had joined them six months after the Stones’ first appearance at the legendary London Marquee Club on July 12, 1962.

Further reactions:

– Paul McCartney (Beatles): “Charlie was solid and a fantastic drummer.”

– Ringo Starr (Beatles): “God bless Charlie Watts, we will miss you, man.”

– Singer Sheryl Crow: “A hero is dead. Without words. A huge gaping hole in the universe. “

– Brian Wilson (Beach Boys): “I am shocked at the news from Charlie Watts. Charlie was a great drummer and I loved the music of the Stones, they made great records. “

– Singer Lenny Kravitz: “The beat from the Stones. There are no words, every groove has spoken for itself. “

– Rock singer Bryan Adams: “Charlie Watts, one of the greatest rock drummers of all time and a real gentleman.”

– Pop star Elton John: “Charlie Watts was the ultimate drummer. He was the most stylish of all men and such a brilliant company. “

– Queen drummer Roger Taylor: “How sad, we have lost a true gentleman. The flawless beating heart of the Rolling Stones. “

– Duran Duran: “An absolute inspiration for numerous drummers since the 1960s. A man with grace, style, dignity and serenity. “

– Roger Daltrey (according to PA news agency): “Charlie was a truly great drummer whose musical knowledge of drum technique, from jazz to blues, I’m sure, was the heartbeat that made the Rolling Stones rock and roll best -Band made the world. “

– Singer Alice Cooper: “We have lost one of the true gentlemen of rock’n roll. (…). He will be deeply missed and impossible to replace, but I have no doubt the Stones will continue. My message to Charlie? Rest in the beat! “

– Liam Gallagher (Oasis): „RIP CHARLIE WATTS“

– Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: “Powerful and yet unobtrusive, he could swing, shuffle and rock at the same time – and powerfully drove the band on with“ Satisfaction ”. (…). With solid timing and an incomparable feeling, Watts defined the drums – and the rock itself – in the “world’s largest rock & roll band”. “Dpa

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