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Charlie Watts: The Esquire Interview

Robin Eggar, Esquire, June 1998

Emotional rescue
I'VE MADE more of a mess of my Toronto hotel room in 30 minutes than Charlie Watts has after three weeks in his suite. At 3pm, Charlie is in casual mode. He is wearing his slippers and watching the climax of The Assassin starring Stallone and Banderas. As he's seen it before, he turns the sound down, but he doesn't turn it off until after the film has finished. That wouldn't be polite to the actors. Politeness is bred into Charlie's bones as sure as the rhythm he keeps.

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