Charlie Watts Wouldn't Be Hurt if the Stones Ended, Says Bowie Was "A Lovely Guy" But Not a "Musical Genius"

by VVN Music

For years, Charlie Watts has been the reluctant member of the Stones.

He has often said that he would like to stop going on the road but, every year, the group is out for at least twenty shows.

Watts, 76, spoke with Britain's The Guardian and said that it wouldn't bother him at all of the Stones were to split up. "I love playing the drums and I love playing with Mick and Keith and Ronnie, I don’t know about the rest of it. It wouldn’t bother me if the Rolling Stones said that’s it ... enough."

Charlie has been the drummer for the band since it started in 1963 but has branched out over the years into his own solo albums including 2017's Recorded Live at the Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen and 2010's The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie.

He went on to say that Richards is the one that wants to keep going. "The big worry for me is being well enough. We don’t work like we used to fortunately. There are huge gaps between each show."

"I would like Mick to say, or me or Keith or whoever ... I don’t want to do it any more, for whatever reason, and we just say that’s it. I wouldn’t want it to be an argument or whatever."

Watts also commented on David Bowie and the reaction to his death. "I thought people would have been very sad obviously, and he was a lovely guy and he wrote a couple of good songs. But for me, he wasn’t this musical genius."


1 comment

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Charlie, Bowie actually was a musical genius. Wrote and recorded Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust within a few months. Ken Scott, who produced both said he never needed more than a single take on a vocal, only doing more if he wanted to try a different approach. Not to mention all the stylistic changes he made over the years.

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