Sad Farewells from Mark Knopfler to His Friends Don Everly and Charlie Watts

Sad Farewells from Mark Knopfler to His Friends Don Everly and Charlie Watts

sad-news-farewell-mark-knopfler-charlie-watts-don-everly-august-2021-newsFrom Left to Right: Don Everly of The Everly Brothers, and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones.

The past few days were very sad and emotional for Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits. Namely, he’s been shocked when he found out that his longtime friends passed away.

You just to know that Mark Knopfler is in a good health position and he is working on his new album. Firstly, on August 23, 2021, his friend and one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll – Don Everly has passed away at 84. Unfortunately, he died at his home in Nashville, but his family did not disclose a cause.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Don alongside with his brother were at the top of the charts with a combination of rock and country music. Between 1957 and 1962, they had as many as 15 top ten hits in America.

Mark Knopfler wrote a post on his Twitter profile about Don Everly, he wrote:

“It’s a sad farewell to Don Everly today. The Everly Brothers made many of the first records i feel head over heels in love with. I must have been about ten years old. Their influence on songwriters, singers, and players will be everlasting.”

One day after the death of Don Everly, on August 24, 2021, another big legendary musician left us. It’s about the legendary drummer from The Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts. He passed away at the age of 80. Charlie was mostly known as one of the greatest drummers ever. He helped The Rolling Stones to become one of the greatest bands in rock ‘n’ roll.

From the official statement from London’s hospital, Charlie Watts has died peacefully around his family. The cause of the death was not disclosing.

“Charlie was a great husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a member of Rolling Stones and one of the greatest drummers of his generation”.

For Mark Knopfler, Charlie Watts was a legendary musician and drummer who played an essential part in the magic of music.

“Yesterday marks another sad farewell, to Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones. A great band so often has a great drummer who’s individuality and style play an essential part in creating the character, the magic recipe of the music. The Beatles had Ringo Starr, The Who had Keith Moon, The Band had Levon Helm, Led Zeppelin had John Bonham and the Stones had Charlie Watts.” – Mark Knopfler

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