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FILE - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, right, performs behind singer Mick Jagger during their concert at the Rose Bowl, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Watts died in London today at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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A rock among the Stones: Watts makes an elegant departure from spotlight

Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest rhythm sections and used his “day job” to support his enduring love of jazz, has died at age 80.