Charlie Watts

Probably the first drummer I ever listened to and thought " how exactly did he do that? " was Charlie Watts, the legendary Rolling Stones drummer. He was a great inspiration to me over many years.

As a former drummer myself I was privileged to meet him at a Rocket 88 gig in London with Alexis Corner in the early 1980s. A bass player friend and myself went backstage after and had a chat with him. A real gentleman, extremely courteous and very friendly.

This was taken from a series of photos and the finished canvas measures 45 cms by 60 cms.