Rolling Stones shell out tribute to Charlie Watts at first gig since dying
Singer Sir Mick Jagger was held up by guide guitarist Keith Richards as he focused an exclusive exhibit to Watts, who died of an unspecified sickness at the age of 80.
“It’s a bit of a poignant evening for us simply because its the very first tour in 59 a long time that we’ve done with no our charming Charlie Watts,” he told a 300 strong group at a heat-up gig at Massachusetts Gillette Stadium.
“We all miss out on Charlie so considerably. We miss out on him as a band, we miss him as mates – on and off the phase.
“We’ve got so several memories of Charlie, and I’m absolutely sure some of you that have witnessed us prior to have acquired memories of Charlie as nicely. And I hope you don’t forget him like we do. We would like to dedicate this present to Charlie.”
Guitarist Ronnie Wood then took the microphone and declared: “Charlie, we’re praying for you and playing for you.”
The special 15 tune established experienced the band open with Let us Devote the Night Collectively before rolling as a result of early hits like Tumbling Dice, 19th Anxious Breakdown and (I Just cannot Get No) Pleasure.
The Stones have been joined on drums by Charlie’s stand-in Steve Jordan, who had been roped in to participate in their approaching tour as Charlie recovered from a medical procedure.