Rolling Stones drummer dies – level 3
Charlie Watts, the London-born Rolling Stones drummer who propelled the band’s sound for nearly 60 years, has died at the age of 80.
Watts is regarded as one of the greatest and most stylish rock drummers of all time; however, he never learned to play formally. He learned by watching the great drummers in London and American shows when they came to the UK.
He was a member of the Rolling Stones since January 1963, when he joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones in their fledgling group. Watts helped them become one of the bands who took rock’n’roll to the masses in the 1960s with classics like Satisfaction or Sympathy of the Devil.
The news about Watt’s death came weeks after it was announced that he would miss the band’s US tour to recover from an unspecified medical procedure.
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