Tami Danielson

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What can I possibly say about Charlie Watts that hasn’t already been said? The man was and still is, an icon, a legend. One of the greatest drummers to ever grace the stage.



Perhaps my favorite thing about him was his loyalty and faithfulness. Always a very private man, Watts even kept his marriage from the band initially. Concerned that his marriage would alienate the group’s infatuated teenage female fans, Watts decided to hardly tell anyone about it – including his fellow band members and the band’s manager.  I recently read in an article that Watts was faithful to his wife Shirley, and consistently refused sexual favors from groupies on the road.  It was said that when the group was invited to the Playboy Mansion in the 70s, Watts took advantage of Hugh Hefner’s game room instead of frolicking with the women. That was Charlie Watts – he truly marched to the beat of his own drum.



Charles Robert (Charlie) Watts was born in Bloomsbury England in 1941. Raised initially in...
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