Charlie Watts, drummer for The Rolling Stones, died Tuesday in London. – He defined the phrase The Rolling Stones unequivocally and recognizable. And recognition is the greatest treasure an artist can have on stage – said Tomasz Zeliszewski, drummer and author of Budka Suflera tests in an interview with TVN24. According to music journalist Roman Rogowiecki, “Charlie was an absolutely indispensable part of The Rolling Stones.” “It will be very difficult to look at this team without him now,” he stressed.
Charlie Watts, drummer for The Rolling Stones, died on Tuesday at a London hospital surrounded by family. In a statement released by Watts’ spokesman, the musician described the music as “a beloved husband, father and grandfather, as well as a member of The Rolling Stones and one of the greatest drummers of his generation.” He was 80 years old.
Charlie Watts “defined the phrase The Rolling Stones unequivocally and recognizably”
– A great icon is gone, a terribly charismatic man – said Zeliszewski. “You could say drummers are the architects of the project they are participating in.” – They build, construct phrases and largely define the style of the group – he emphasized.
“Watts defined the phrase The Rolling Stones in an unambiguous and recognizable way, and recognition is the greatest treasure an artist can have on stage,” he pointed out. – If after two or three bars we know who and what, it means that we are dealing with someone outstanding, with a great star. Charlie Watts was one of the architects that the Rolling Stones are so recognizable and their role in music is so enormous – said the TVN24 guest.
According to Zeliszewski, Charlie Watts “a little bit to them [The Rolling Stones – red.] he did not agree, but these are only appearances. “- Charlie was elegant, he preferred a different style, he was a modest, quiet man, who loved jazz, he loved horses. very much to the longevity of The Rolling Stones. Keith Richards himself said that without Charlie, we would not exist – he pointed out.
– He was a great drummer and a unique stylist – said the drummer of Budka Suflera.
Watts was “an absolutely indispensable part of The Rolling Stones”
The music journalist Roman Rogowiecki also drew attention to the uniqueness of Watts compared to other members of The Rolling Stones. – He did not fit in when we look at his behavior, his appearance, his approach to The Rolling Stones. He was a real English gentleman. I don’t mind the rest, but Charlie was always in a suit, always elegant, always calm, never dyed his hair, never overly drawn him to the microphone, ‘he explained.
– I had the impression that he was a bit stupid, that he plays in a band whose music does not suit him very much. He always said: The Rolling Stones is my job and my heart is with jazz music – he emphasized.
– Charlie sat quietly and made sure that the rhythm was right, that this Rolling Stones machine was moving forward – assessed the TVN24 guest.
According to Rogowiecki, “Charlie was an absolutely indispensable part of The Rolling Stones and it will be very difficult to look at this band without him now.” – I hope the band will play because it is simply needed in the world. It will be a kind of tribute to Charlie, he noted.
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