Sir Mick Jagger has shared a tribute to his late friend and bandmate Charlie Watts on the first anniversary of his death.
Charlie, who played drums in The Rolling Stones for more than half a century, died on August 24 last year at the age of 80. A video posted on Sir Mick’s Twitter account featured the band’s 1974 song Till The Next Goodbye playing over a montage of pictures of the singer and drummer together over the years.
Sir Mick is also heard saying: “I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humour and outside of the band we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times. We liked sport, we would go to football, we would go to cricket games and we would have other interests apart from just music.
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“Of course, I really miss Charlie so much.”
Thinking of Charlie today pic.twitter.com/zkP5CwZthe
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger)
His post prompted fans of the band to share their own tributes to Watts online. One wrote: “He was so awesome. Happy I got to see him perform live with the world's greatest rock and roll band.”
Another said: "We all miss him dearly he was the greatest drummer of all time and a legend God bless Charlie.”
The Stones have been on the road as part of their Sixty Tour, and last month played two gigs in London’s Hyde Park as part of the line-up for British Summer Time. Following Charlie’s death, the band has been joined by Steve Jordan on drums.
Steve, 65, was drafted in to play on the band's No Filter tour last year when Watts was unable to perform due to health issues. This year the BBC also marked 60 years of the Stones with a four-part film series titled My Life as a Rolling Stone and produced by Mercury Studios.
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