Charlie Watts, for nearly 60 years the drummer for one of the three greatest rock bands ever, has died at the age of 80. A story from somewhere or the other[Edited and replaced with a more accurate or at least more amusing version]:
As one famous story from the band’s heyday goes, Jagger once phoned Watts’ hotel room in the midst of an all-night party, asking, “Where’s my drummer?” Watts reportedly got up, shaved, dressed in a suit, put on a tie and freshly shined shoes, descended the stairs, and punched Jagger in the face, saying, “Don’t ever call me your drummer again. You’re my fucking singer!”
[SL] Here’s the story direct from Keef:
RIP Charlie Watts (1941-2021), Rolling Stones drummer.
Here’s Keith Richards on an incident in 1984 when Watts punched Mick Jagger, who (naturally) had it coming: pic.twitter.com/7gsZM8k68L— Graeme Wood (@gcaw) August 24, 2021