Charlie Watts- Drummer- The Rolling Stones 72 Today

My favourite member of The Rolling Stones- drummer Charlie Watts turns 72 today. Charlie Watts has been the drummer for the Stones for 50 years, joining in January 1963. Must be a great week for drummers- John Bonham of Led Zeppelin’s birthday was a couple days ago. Charlie Watts is the Stone that stays low key and out of the headlines. He has also been married to the same woman since 1964, a rarity in the world of Rock and Roll. To me the key to the Stones was Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman-they kept the machine going. I’ve seen The Rolling Stones in concert a few times. The greatest applause from the fans are always for Charlie.

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