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Charlie Watts

Band: The Rolling Stones

Genre: Rock

Charles Robert „Charlie“ Watts (* June 2nd, 1941 in Bloomsbury, Metropolitan Borough of Holborn; † August 24th, 2021 in London)
Born in London in 1941, Charlie Watts was the unwavering backbone of The Rolling Stones until his death in 2021. His jazz-influenced style brought a unique style to rock music. Charlie was the epitome of cool and calm, balancing the wild energies of his bandmates. His influence is felt not only in rock but also in jazz. For those interested in the evolution of rock and the role of the drums, Charlie Watts is a legend to study. Here’s a list of the equipment he used for drumming.

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Gretsch ‘57 round badge natural maple finish

  • 22” x 14” Bass Drum
  • 12” x 8” Rack Tom
  • 16” x 16” Floor Tom
  • 14” x 5” Snare Drum

Charlie’s Drum Gear