I grew up with the Rolling Stones. They’re part of the fabric of my life.
None of them are spring chickens anymore and as the late Jim Morrison once said “No one here gets out alive”.
That doesn’t make it any easier to lose pieces of your youth. Especially pieces that mean more than you realize.
I saw the Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show. In that moment, I couldn’t identify the feeling but I knew they resonated with every fiber of my being.
I remember adults being horrified at the Rolling Stones‘ down and dirty sound and appearance. Of course, those in charge of marketing the band used that to their advantage.
The Rolling Stones are, without a doubt, one of the reasons I do what I do.
Thank you Charlie Watts for holding down that backbeat for almost sixty years. Godspeed…with love.
Charlie on drums:
Recorded last year… 2020