Watts, who Richards frequently referred to with the long-jogging band’s “engine space,” died Tuesday at age 80, his rep introduced. Watts experienced just exited the band’s approaching U.S. tour to let him to recover from an unspecified medical method. The beloved drummer was honored by a galaxy of fellow rock and pop stars, together with Elton John, KISS, the Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Joan Jett, Lenny Kravitz and Pearl Jam, among the quite a few other folks.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend also remembered his late friend, supplying up a photo of a double rainbow on Instagram, alongside with an inspiring information of hope and like. “Comprehensive Moon. Rainbow. Normally a signal. Charlie Watts wept at Keith Moon’s funeral. I would like I was able of this sort of tears nowadays. As an alternative I just want to say goodbye,” he wrote, recalling the tears Watts drop at the memorial for The Who drummer who died in September 1978 at age 32.
“Not a rock drummer, a jazz drummer seriously, and which is why the Stones swung like the Basie band!!” he added in a nod to Watts’ legendarily laid-back fashion. “Such a pretty gentleman. God bless his wife and daughter, and I’ll wager the horses will overlook him far too.”
Look at out their tributes underneath.