Rolling Stones drummer dies – level 2
Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer, died last week at the age of 80.
Watts was born in London, UK, in 1941, and he joined the band in January 1963. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones were in the band, but they were not very experienced back then.
With Watts, the band started to become more successful. Many people thought that Watts was one of the greatest and most talented drummers. It was interesting that he never went to a music school, and he learned to play drums by watching other drummers.
In the 1960s, the Rolling Stones became one of the biggest bands, and they were popular in all the world. A few weeks ago, the band announced that Watts would not be in the band´s US tour because he needed to recover from a surgery. It was not clear what exactly happened to him.
Difficult words: experienced (when you know how to do something because you do it for a long time), talented (when somebody is very good at something without any special training), recover (to become healthy or strong again).
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