Charlie Watts

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Bayeux Museum lands 1872 reproduction of tapestry from Rolling Stone’s estate
Lifesize replica of 70-metre work, which cost museum £16,000, was part of sale of late drummer Charlie Watts’s estate

Kim Willsher

29, Jan, 2024 @5:00 AM

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‘The more children you have, the more laissez-faire you get’: Mick Jagger on ageing, rage and missing Charlie Watts
With the first new Rolling Stones songs in 18 years, the band’s frontman is kicking himself for taking so long. He reflects on turning 80 in a worsening world – and the style and humour of his late drummer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Charlie Watts’ book collection to be sold at Christie’s
Rare books owned by the Rolling Stones drummer – including first editions of The Great Gatsby and The Hound of the Baskervilles – will be auctioned this autumn

Ella Creamer

10, Jul, 2023 @4:06 PM

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The Stones and Brian Jones review – broken hearts, fatherless kids and Nazi regalia
He gave the Stones edge then drugs got the better of him and they dropped him. In Nick Broomfield’s moving film, he is remembered by the women who knew him intimately but briefly

Stuart Jeffries

15, May, 2023 @9:30 PM

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‘He epitomised the dazzling 60s and then was gone’: the ​inside story of Rolling Stone Brian Jones
​Nick Broomfield’s new ​documentary recounts the life and death o​f one of rock’s most tragic characters

Sean O’Hagan

07, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Come together: Paul McCartney confirmed to feature on new Rolling Stones song
The Beatles musician plays bass on one track of the band’s forthcoming album, which will also feature Charlie Watts, recorded before his death in 2021

Shaad D'Souza

22, Feb, 2023 @2:06 PM

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Charlie’s Good Tonight by Paul Sexton review – chronicles of a reluctant Stone
The authorised biography of the Rolling Stones’ late drummer is warm and diligent on his love of jazz and family – while ducking any difficult issues

Neil Spencer

13, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘People took so many drugs, they forgot they played on it’ – stars on Exile on Main St, the Rolling Stones’ sprawling masterpiece
Recorded during several hedonistic months in a fabulous Cote d’Azur villa, Exile on Main St is seen as the Stones’ epic, creative peak. As the classic album turns 50, stars tell us how it got their rocks off

Interviews by Dave Simpson

09, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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BBC to mark the Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary with new documentaries
The series My Life as a Rolling Stone will feature an hour-long film on each member, including the late Charlie Watts

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Mar, 2022 @10:55 AM

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Charlie Watts remembered by Dave Green
The Rolling Stones drummer’s childhood friend and fellow musician recalls a home-loving connoisseur and collector of ephemera

Dave Green

11, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Rolling Stones review – a funky, heavy first show without Charlie Watts
The Dome at America’s Center, St Louis, Missouri
The veteran rockers return to the road with an emotional tribute to their longtime drummer and a reinvigorated sense of purpose

Edward Helmore

27, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Charlie Watts showed us how a man could be – cool, modest and always classy | Barbara Ellen
In the ego-riddled world of rock’n’roll, the Rolling Stones drummer was the model of a grown-up

Barbara Ellen

29, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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