Had to go down to the basement tonight and play along to Beast Of Burden, Paint It Black, and Honky Tonk Woman in your memory, Charlie.
Two of THE most iconic Gretsch drummers, Tony Williams and now Charlie, are looking down on us now.
Could mention a hundred thrills but a few that invade my thoughts are the bass drum sound on Honky tonk woman..the hair standing on the back of my head hearing the intro to Get off my cloud and the beauty of the open hihat thing he did on Angie.
Charlie Watts is one of the drummers I didn't appreciate until much later. I knew and loved a lot of Stones stuff, but his style and feel didn't register then one day it suddenly did. And I was like daaaamn, that's tasty. RIP good sir.