Nick Mason Declares Charlie Watt ‘Most Underrated’ Rock Drummer

Nick Mason: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Nick Mason of Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets performs at Symphony Hall on September 25, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Steve Thorne/Redferns).

Charlie Watts: PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 02: Charlie Watts performs with The A,B,C,D of Boogie Woogie at Le New Morning on October 2, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns).

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason thinks Charlie Watt never got the credit he deserves. After hearing the news of Watt’s death this week at the age of 80, Mason declared the Rolling Stones veteran “possibly the most underrated of all the great rock’n’roll drummers”.

Mason said Watt offered “no solos, or fancy gymnastics, just exactly the right feel for the music” – not to mention “the coolest figure on stage in the history of rock”.

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