It’s one of those days, that most thought would never come: Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones‘ drummer from 1963 until present passed away today as his spokesperson announce a few hours ago.

It was early 1963 when Watts joined Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards, and what followed were almost 6 decades of a mythic career, endless tours, iconic albums with Charlie always there, with his dead cool face and impeccable drumming.

As Ronnie Wood had confirmed in the “Tip Of The Tongue” documentary: “Charlie’s the engine. We don’t go anywhere without the engine.

Charlie’s probably got the smallest drum kit in rock and roll,Bill Wyman told St. Louis radio station KSHE 95.

No Charlie, No Stones!

Thank you for everything Sir!

P.S. : Greetings to Brian!

Christos Doukakis