The Rolling Stones

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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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‘Not just a drummer – a genre’: Stewart Copeland and Max Weinberg on Charlie Watts
The Police and Bruce Springsteen drummers share memories of their late Rolling Stones counterpart, explaining his technical brilliance, his verve – and his clothes-folding skills

As told to Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Charlie Watts: a rock’n’roll legend whose true love was jazz
He may have backed the world’s most successful rock band, but the late drummer worshipped his jazz heroes through big bands and other projects

Richard Williams

25, Aug, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Charlie Watts: the calm, brilliant eye of the Rolling Stones’ rock’n’roll storm
Unruffled amid excess, personality clashes and musical disputes, the Rolling Stones’ exceptional drummer used technique to deepen the meaning and power of their songs

Alexis Petridis

24, Aug, 2021 @7:49 PM

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Charlie Watts obituary
Dapper and elegant drummer who was the rock-steady heartbeat of the Rolling Stones

Adam Sweeting

24, Aug, 2021 @7:39 PM

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John Challis: ‘The Rolling Stones rhythm section were big fans of Only Fools and Horses’
The actor best known as Boycie on his school skiffle band, novelty Christmas single, early days as an estate agent and being called backstage by Bill Wyman

As told to Rich Pelley

08, Jul, 2021 @1:29 PM

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‘Something had gone horribly wrong’: me, Mick Jagger and the lost autobiography
Ghostwriter Barry Coleman says he was given two ‘awful’ weeks to finish an entire book with the Rolling Stone – then the singer pulled the plug in case it was too dull

Dave Simpson

24, Jun, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Lorde’s comeback single is a lesson in letting pop stars take their time
Solar Power delivers a statement of loose-limbed maturity from a mercurial star who is much imitated but utterly unique

Laura Snapes

11, Jun, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and more join campaign for law change on streaming
Musicians join Paul McCartney, Kate Bush and others in campaign for better remuneration from companies such as Spotify, and creation of industry regulator

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Jun, 2021 @8:37 AM

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Nigel Havers: ‘At 15, I sang Jumpin’ Jack Flash to my dad in Mick Jagger’s courtroom suit’
The star of A Passage to India and Coronation Street on gigging in Portugal aged 17, discovering theatre in Suffolk and his love of David Lean’s films

As told to Rich Pelley

29, Apr, 2021 @11:38 AM

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‘Our ethos was happy music and good vibes’: genre-busting Black British band Osibisa
Jimi Hendrix watched them rehearse, Stevie Wonder joined them on drums, and Fela Kuti partied with them in Lagos. Osibisa, whose African sunshine sound captivated the planet, have now returned

Garth Cartwright

29, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Who Sell Out: still a searing satire on pop’s commercial breakdown
Filled with product placement and advertising, the band’s newly reissued 1967 album put the pop in pop art, by showing how closely music was entwined with capital

Alexis Petridis

26, Apr, 2021 @10:03 AM

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