Remembrance: Drummer Steve Ferrone On Charlie Watts' Enduring Legacy
September 3, 2021
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Steve Ferrone’s resumé is lined with legends: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan, Bee Gees and many, many others. The esteemed 71-year-old drummer’s career dates back to his pre-teen years growing up in Brighton, immersed in blues and coming upon The Rolling Stones and Charlie Watts. Here, the drum pro shares his remembrances of Charlie, frames his legacy and explains why the duo wouldn’t let Sir Paul McCartney or Sir Mick Jagger into their drummers-only photo.