Sad to hear yesterday of the death of Charlie Watts. I suppose we have reached the time when one by one the musical legends will begin to die off. Charlie was eighty - the one of the Rolling Stones who for most of his life kept on the 'straight and narrow' only deviating for a while in middle age and even then taking himself in hand before things got too bad. He was married to the same wife for over fifty years - she will miss him greatly.
I love the way he adored clothes and almost always wore Saville Row suits, expensive cologne and was always turned out to perfection - unlike most rock musicians - but then of course he was primarily a jazz drummer and I suspect that is how he will wish to be remembered.
I was never a great fan of this kind of music - by the time they all came on the scene I was married with a child to bring up and a husband who had been a professional musician and had no time for rock to say the least. But it is great to read all the tributes to him in today's papers. May he indeed rest in peace.