“A very sad day. Charlie Watts he was the best drummer. The most elegant of men, and a brilliant company. My condolences to Shirley [su mujer], Seraphina [su hija] and Charlotte [su nieta]. And of course, the Rolling Stones ”. With this message and a photo the singer has said goodbye Elton John of the renowned musician who has passed away at the age of 80 this Tuesday. Besides this Tweet, a wave of messages have flooded social networks to fire Watts.
Anonymous and stars have left their messages as a tribute. The group The Who has been concise and direct: an image of the musician dressed in a jacket and with his lips pressed into an almost smile. In the same line, Liam Gallagher, who was a musician for Oasis, has shared, in capital letters: “RIP Charlie Watts”. Paul McCartney has conveyed his sadness in a video: “He was a fantastic drummer, firm as a rock.” Your Beatles partner, Ringo Starr, has written a more cheerful text, with an image of the two smiling: “God bless Charlie Watts we will miss you. Peace and love to the family ”.
Dave Davies, founder of the band The Kinks, has defined it as a “charming” man: “I knew him a little, I used to meet him on the train when I was going to Devon [Inglaterra] Years and years ago, he was a great drummer and a great guy. ” For Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols it is also “a sad day.” “You kept the rhythm of the soundtrack of our lives,” he has described. Canadian musician Bryan Adams has joined, who has remembered him as “one of the best rock drummers in history and a true gentleman.” Also the American guitarist Nile Rodgers He has thanked him for all the “great music.” And he has done it together with a photograph in which the drummer smiles while playing.
The musician Questlove has used Instagram to announce his condolences: “The heartbeat of Rock & Roll. The great Charlie Watts. With all my respect”. Lol Tolhurst, founding member of The Cure He has recognized that all his technique is owed to Watts, since he learned to play the drums by watching him. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys He has been “shocked”: “I don’t know what to say, I feel terrible for Charlie’s family. He was a great drummer and I loved the Stones’ music, they made great records ”. The band Duran Duran has defined him as “an absolute inspiration for a legion of drummers since the 1960s. A man of grace, style, dignity and composure.” Joan Jett He has remembered him as “the most elegant and worthy drummer in rock and roll.” “He played exactly what was needed, no more, no less. It is one of a kind ”.