I’m not much of a Rolling Stones fan, especially after Tattoo You but I usually respected Charlie. He managed to be a founding member and stayed with the band for the rest of his life. Given how many other bands change drummers and bassists, Charlie pulled off a miracle since I don’t think he has many writing credits; a frequent cause of money fights. However, he was loved and admired by hundreds of drummers which upped his credibility. For me, it was how he went on to make the music he personally preferred when the Stones were on hiatus.
Thanks for everything Charlie. You will be immortalized through John Hiatt’s “Slow Turning.” Listen to it and you’ll get it.