Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday's parting shot

RIP Charlie Watts. The drummer for the Rolling Stones has died. He was 80. 

The above is a grainy screengrab from the “Waiting on a Friend” video ... when the Stones played inside what was the St. Mark’s Bar & Grill on the SE corner at First Avenue. 

Read more about the video shot on St. Mark's Place in July 1981 here.


Anonymous said...

I think of those guys (and Led Zeppelin) every time I go down this block. I think the Stones are finished now. Because Mick, Keef, Charlie, that was the nucleus. Listen to the intro and first verse of Honky Tonk Women, that's just them three (plus a cowbell) and that's the quintessential sound. No bass, no lead guitar necessary. RIP May the good lord shine a light on you.

Anonymous said...

You also hear Mick Taylor on guitar on that one, often considered the best of the Stones guitarists. He used to live in the West Village.

anonymous said...

RIP Mr.Watts. 🙏😥