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September 2nd, 2009 under Rolling Stones, TV News



(photos from ABC News (Gibson) and WireImage (Watts)

If your name is Charlie and you are over 65, today seems like a good day to retire. Both ABC’s World News anchor Charlie Gibson and The Rolling Stones Charlie Watts are retiring from their jobs.
Charlie Gibson, 66, announced this morning that he will be stepping down from his ABC News anchor chair at the end of the year.

I have always been taught you should never bury the lead – so I write toP tell you that I have told David Westin I want to step down as anchor of World News, and retire from full time employment at ABC News.
It has not been an easy decision to make. This has been my professional home for almost 35 years. And I love this news department, and all who work in it, to the depths of my soul.

Good Morning America’s Diane Sawyer will replace one of the last few journalists left in the business in January. As of now no word who will be replacing her on GMA, but you know every female anchor in the biz is going to be gunning for that position.
Now from the land of TV news to Rock n’ Roll, Undercover is reporting that Charlie Watts, 68, has retired The Rolling Stones’ drummer. He will no longer record or tour with the band that is expected to get back to work next year. Undercover is also reporting that the band already has a replacement in mind.

“The Stones are looking to Keith’s Expensive Winos drummer Charlie Drayton to fill the void in all future Stones’ callings.”

Wow, it will be weird to see The Stones without him afterall he has been with them for over 43 years longer than most of you reading this and I have been alive.

UPDATE
: The Rolling Stones deny that Charlie Watts has left the band.

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