midweek music: Charlie Watts, RIP

The great Charlie Watts, the almost-bored-looking drummer for the Rolling Stones from 1963 onward, died yesterday at the age of 80. He was one of the absolute greats, and will be sorely missed.

Probably his most iconic drum riff is from the opening to “Sympathy for the Devil.” Here is the original, as well as a live version from 2006.

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