The heartwarming thing Charlie Watts did at every hotel he stayed in

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How old was Charlie Watts?

He was 80 years old. Mr. Watts died at a London hospital on Tuesday surrounded by his family, his spokesperson said in a statement. “Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones one of the greatest drummers of his generation,” the statement said. The Wall Street JournalCharlie Watts, Rolling Stones Drummer, Dies at Age 80

Was Charlie Watts still drumming?

Charles Robert Watts (2 June 1941 – 24 August 2021) was an English drummer who achieved international fame as the drummer for the Rolling Stones. He was one of the band's longest serving members, joining in January 1963 and remaining a member until his death in 2021. wikipedia.orgCharlie Watts

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the Rolling Stones, British rock group, formed in 1962, that drew on Chicago blues stylings to create a unique vision of the dark side of post-1960s counterculture. The original members were Mick Jagger (b. July 26, 1943, Dartford, Kent, England), Keith Richards (b. britannica.comthe Rolling Stones | Songs, Albums, Members, & Facts

The Rolling Stones drummer, 80, started the drawings in 1968 while on tour and did it right up until his death, on Tuesday (24 August).

Watts told Rolling Stone: “I make a sketch of every bedroom I sleep in. I’ve sketched every bed I’ve slept in on tour since about 1968.”

He later elaborated on why it became a hobby for him, telling Sue Lawley on Desert Island Discs: “It’s a diary. Now I can’t miss one because it’s like ruining ‘a day in the life of’. So I just draw every bed that I sleep in when I tour with the Rolling Stones.”

Following Watts’s death, there was an outpouring of love from musicians around the world.

Fellow drummer, Ringo Starr, tweeted: “God bless Charlie Watts we’re going to miss you man peace and love to the family. Ringo.”

Bruce Springsteen’s longtime drummer, Max Weinberg, also posted: “A monumentally sad day learning my personal hero Charlie Watts has died. I’m devastated and my soul aches for Shirley, Serafina, the extended Watts family, and of course his band mates. I don’t know what to say really. Charlie Watts Rest In Peace my friend…”

A statement from the drummer’s publicist said: “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”

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The heartwarming routine Charlie Watts had at every hotel he stayed in

The Independent 25 August, 2021 - 12:47am

The Rolling Stones drummer, 80, started the drawings in 1968 while on tour and did it right up until his death, on Tuesday (24 August).

Watts told Rolling Stone: “I make a sketch of every bedroom I sleep in. I’ve sketched every bed I’ve slept in on tour since about 1968.”

He later elaborated on why it became a hobby for him, telling Sue Lawley on Desert Island Discs: “It’s a diary. Now I can’t miss one because it’s like ruining ‘a day in the life of’. So I just draw every bed that I sleep in when I tour with the Rolling Stones.”

Following Watts’s death, there was an outpouring of love from musicians around the world.

Fellow drummer, Ringo Starr, tweeted: “God bless Charlie Watts we’re going to miss you man peace and love to the family. Ringo.”

Bruce Springsteen’s longtime drummer, Max Weinberg, also posted: “A monumentally sad day learning my personal hero Charlie Watts has died. I’m devastated and my soul aches for Shirley, Serafina, the extended Watts family, and of course his band mates. I don’t know what to say really. Charlie Watts Rest In Peace my friend…”

A statement from the drummer’s publicist said: “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”

The heartwarming routine Charlie Watts had at every hotel he stayed in

The New York Times 25 August, 2021 - 12:47am

The Rolling Stones drummer, 80, started the drawings in 1968 while on tour and did it right up until his death, on Tuesday (24 August).

Watts told Rolling Stone: “I make a sketch of every bedroom I sleep in. I’ve sketched every bed I’ve slept in on tour since about 1968.”

He later elaborated on why it became a hobby for him, telling Sue Lawley on Desert Island Discs: “It’s a diary. Now I can’t miss one because it’s like ruining ‘a day in the life of’. So I just draw every bed that I sleep in when I tour with the Rolling Stones.”

Following Watts’s death, there was an outpouring of love from musicians around the world.

Fellow drummer, Ringo Starr, tweeted: “God bless Charlie Watts we’re going to miss you man peace and love to the family. Ringo.”

Bruce Springsteen’s longtime drummer, Max Weinberg, also posted: “A monumentally sad day learning my personal hero Charlie Watts has died. I’m devastated and my soul aches for Shirley, Serafina, the extended Watts family, and of course his band mates. I don’t know what to say really. Charlie Watts Rest In Peace my friend…”

A statement from the drummer’s publicist said: “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family.”

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