Mick Jagger pays tribute to Charlie Watts on anniversary of drummer’s death

‘Thinking of him today’: Mick Jagger pays tribute to Charlie Watts on anniversary of drummer’s death

Sir Mick Jagger paid tribute to his late bandmate and friend Charlie Watts on the first anniversary of the drummer’s death on Wednesday.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie passed away in August 2021 at the age of 80 surrounded by family and friends.

On Instagram, Mick, 79, shared a video montage of photos from the last few years together with the band’s 1974 hit song Till The Next Goodbye, which he titled “Thinking About Charlie Today”.

Remembering: Mick Jagger, 79, (second left) paid tribute to his late bandmate and friend Charlie Watts (left) on the first anniversary of the drummer’s death on Wednesday (Ronnie Wood center right and Keith Richards, right)

In the clip, Mick was heard saying: ‘I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor and outside of the band we used to spend a lot of time together and have interesting times.

‘We liked sport, we went to football, we went to cricket games and we had other interests besides music. Of course, I really miss Charlie a lot.

Fans of the band took to the comments section to post their own tributes to Charlie with one adding, “Legends never die, Charlie will live forever in our hearts.”

Tribute: Mick captioned the clip: 'Thinking about Charlie today'

Tribute: Mick captioned the clip: ‘Thinking about Charlie today’

The band have been touring as part of their Sixty Tour, and last month they played two shows as part of the British Summer Time line-up in London’s Hyde Park.

Following Watts’ death, Steve Jordan joined the Stones on drums.

Steve, 65, was recruited to play on the Stones’ No Filter tour last year when Charlie was unable to perform due to ill health.

Support: Fans of the band took to the comments section to post their own tributes to Charlie with one adding:

Support: Fans of the band took to the comments section to post their own tributes to Charlie with one adding, “Legends never die, Charlie will live forever in our hearts.”

This year, the BBC also celebrated 60 years of the Stones with a four-part film series titled My Life As A Rolling Stone and produced by Mercury Studios.

In the documentary, Mick, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood opened up in a new candid interview, where they shared their heartbreak over losing Charlie.

Frontman Mick confessed that he missed Charlie “on so many levels, while Keith, also 78, admitted he was “still dealing” with the loss of his friend, whom he described as the “engine” of the group.

Sad: It comes as Rolling Stones rockers Mick, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood opened up in a candid new interview, where they shared their heartbreak over the loss of drummer Charlie.

Sad: It comes as Rolling Stones rockers Mick, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood opened up in a candid new interview, where they shared their heartbreak over the loss of drummer Charlie.

Detailing his upset over the drummer, as reported in The Mirror, Mick said: ‘I miss Charlie on so many levels. I miss wanting to play this new groove and want to say how badly England did in yesterday’s test match. I miss him a lot. ‘

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Meanwhile, Keith added: ‘I’m still dealing with it. Charlie was the engine. The best drummer England has ever produced.

He continued: ‘People like Charlie Watts are very difficult to pocket. They don’t make pockets for people like Charlie. He is a totally unique guy.

Long time friends: Mick said: 'I miss Charlie on so many levels.  I miss wanting to play this new rhythm for him.  I miss him a lot' (in the photo of 2019)

Long time friends: Mick said: ‘I miss Charlie on so many levels. I miss wanting to play this new rhythm for him. I miss him a lot’ (in the photo of 2019)

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