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Looking relief: Charlie Watts and the Rolling Stones in Canada

Looking relief: Charlie Watts and the Rolling Stones in Canada

The Rolling Stones absorb played concert events all the arrangement via the nation, with their first Canadian reveals in 1965 setting the stage for a a long time-long friendship. In the wake of drummer Charlie Watts’s death, CBC News looks to be like relief at the band’s reside performances in Canada.

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Mick Jagger, centre, is flanked by Charlie Watts on drums, left, and Keith Richards on guitar as the band performs at its 50 & Counting tour, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Might perchance simply 25, 2013. Watts died on Tuesday at the age of 80. (Fred Thornhill/Reuters)

As information spread that Charlie Watts, cherished drummer for the Rolling Stones, died on Tuesday, Canadians mourned an amazing loss, with many fondly reminiscing on their experiences seeing one in all the world’s most eminent bands abolish reside.

Over the course of their nearly 60-year career, the Rolling Stones played dozens of reveals in Canada at offered-out arenas and initiate air festivals. This will come as no surprise to their admirers that some of those concert events were — and serene are — the most on the entire attended in Canadian historical previous, with performances from Regina to Toronto pulling in unprecedented numbers of concertgoers.


Lead singer Jagger, left, and guitarist Ron Picket abolish the Rolling Stones’ hit song Satisfaction for a crowd at Commonwealth Stadium on Oct. 2, 1997.

(The Canadian Press)


Jagger is pictured on Oct. 8, 2006, at Mosaic Stadium during the 2d of two concert events in Regina. Just a few nights earlier than, the Rolling Stones performed to a crowd of roughly 40,000 fans.

(Troy Fleece/The Canadian Press)

Oro-Medonte, Ont.

On June 29, 2019, the Rolling Stones play at the Canada Rocks Festival during their No Filter tour.

(Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press)


Jagger, with bandmates, from left, Picket, Watts and Richards abolish at the Air Canada Centre on Might perchance simply 25, 2013, on their 50 & Counting tour.

(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

On July 20, 2003, Jagger is pictured during the Dwell efficiency for SARS Reduction at Downsview Park. With the Rolling Stones headlining, the attend live efficiency drew nearly 450,000 other folks, the largest initiate air ticketed event in Canadian historical previous.

(Kevin Frayer/The Canadian Press)

Followers Patty Harden, left, and Marion Pacey maintain up a signal thanking “Mick and company” during the Dwell efficiency for SARS Reduction.

(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Watts smiles at fans as he exits a automobile initiate air the Palais Royale for a surprise Rolling Stones live efficiency, on Aug. 16, 2002.

(J.P. Moczulski/The Canadian Press)

On July 19, 1994, Jagger, Richards, sincere, and Picket rock out during a preview indicate of their Voodoo Lounge tour at the RPM nightclub.

(The Canadian Press)

The Rolling Stones play their 2d-ever Canadian indicate on April 25, 1965. Pictured from left to sincere are Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Richards, Jagger and Watts.

(Dale Barnes/CBC Calm Photo Sequence)


Jagger belts out a song at Frank Clair Stadium on Aug. 28, 2005, the band’s first indicate in Ottawa since 1965.

(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Jagger, in a gleaming blue swimsuit, is pictured with Watts.

(Chris Wattie/Reuters)


Picket, left, Jagger, centre, and Richards abolish onstage at the Bell Centre on Jan. 10, 2006.

(Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Jagger, mid-song, at the Bell Centre live efficiency.

(Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

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The band performs at the Quebec Summer season Festival on July 15, 2015. Jagger entertains the crowd in a sparkling multicoloured jacket, with drummer Watts in the relief.

(Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)

Followers dance during the Rolling Stones’ efficiency at the Quebec Summer season Festival.

(Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)


On Sept. 3, 2005, the Rolling Stones play an initiate air live efficiency on Magnetic Hill. Jagger, Watts and Richards are pictured.

(Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Jagger wears a hat printed with the band’s Some Girls album duvet paintings during the efficiency on Magnetic Hill.

(Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Moncton locals gather initiate air to gaze the Rolling Stones play on Magnetic Hill from their backyards.

(Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)


Pictured in Halifax Commons on Sept. 23, 2006, Jagger performs in the rain during the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang world tour.

(Paul Darrow/Reuters)

A rain-soaked crowd is unfazed by the weather during the Rolling Stones’ efficiency in Halifax Commons.

(Paul Darrow/Reuters)

Contributors of the Rolling Stones are pictured on stage with a video of their efficiency showing concurrently on the masks masks behind them.

(Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Looking relief: Charlie Watts and the Rolling Stones in Canada