Happy Birthday ~ Charlie Watts

June 2, 2018

Charles Robert Watts

English drummer professionally known as Charlie Watts

member of the Rolling Stones was born on June 2nd of 1941 

Originally trained as a graphic artist 

Charlie started playing drums in London’s rhythm and blues clubs

where he met Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards

In 1963 Watts joined their group the Rolling Stones as drummer

while doubling as designer of their record sleeves and tour stages

Charlie Watts has also toured with his own group the Charlie Watts Quintet

and appeared at London’s prestigious Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club 

with the Charlie Watts Tentet

Charlie Watts was elected into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2006

Vanity Fair elected him into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame

Noted music critic Robert Christgau

wrote about Watts being "rock's greatest drummer"

Charlie Watts was ranked 12th

on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time" list

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