Mick Jagger ‘misses’ working with Charlie Watts E! News UK

Mick Jagger ‘misses’ working with Charlie Watts

The 78-year-old music legend shot to fame alongside the late Charlie – who died in 2021 aged 80 – as part of rock band The Rolling Stones and admitted he still thinks about his old co -star almost a year after his death.

He said: “I don’t really expect him to be there anymore if I turn around during a show. But I do think of him. Not just during rehearsals or on stage, but in other ways too. I would have phoned him got up and talked about the Arsenal game last night because he supported Tottenham and I am Arsenal I miss him as a player and as a friend.

The ‘Brown Sugar’ rocker – who continues to tour with his iconic rock band alongside Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood – added that when he thinks of his former bandmate, he remembers him as “the last one to fall when the hitmakers would take their final salute after a concert.

He told The Times: “On the show, when you get to the front and bow out at the end, there’s no Charlie. He was always the last one down. I was like, ‘Come on, what do you have to do?’ He would play with his sticks because he always had to line them up before he got up from the seat.”

Meanwhile, the music legend added that in terms of the band, they have “matured” over their career as they celebrate 60 years of music.

He said: “[We are] become more mature. I am not joking. It’s true, and it took a long time. We are in a very immature company. I have no illusions about that. But that doesn’t mean you have to be immature.”