Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones Drummer, Passes Away at 80

Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones since 1963, has passed away in London at age 80. In a recent BBC publication, reporter Mark Savage said,

“Charlie Watts was never the most flashy drummer. He wasn’t known for the frenzied solos of Cream’s Ginger Baker, or for placing explosives in his kick drum like The Who’s Keith Moon. Instead, he was the subtle, stoic heartbeat of The Rolling Stones for almost 60 years.”