Written By Braddon S. Williams
Elegance…grace…style…serenity. These are not words that automatically come to mind when thinking about The Rolling Stones, and yet Charlie Watts had all of that and much more. He was the very personification of the eye of the storm. Charlie was the pulse, the heartbeat, the foundation upon which the Stones built their entire history. By cultivating a minimalist approach and steadfastly serving the songs, Watts garnered nearly unanimous respect from musicians (particularly drummers) and fans on a global scale. His career in music spanned nearly sixty years, but his legacy will cast an enormous shadow. Charlie Watts was a true icon and the world is a better place due to his contributions.