The Rolling Stones Dedicate Video for "Living in the Heart of Love" to the Late Charlie Watts
The previously unreleased song appears on the 40th anniversary reissue of 'Tattoo You'
Published Sep 22, 2021As they prepare for the release of the 40th anniversary Tattoo You box set, the Rolling Stones have released a new music video for a newly unearthed track from the era.
The "Living in the Heart of Love" video — a romantic and raunchy black-and-white clip set in Paris — comes complete with a touching dedication to the band's late drummer Charlie Watts.
Directed by Charles Mehling, the video features actresses Marguerite Thiam and Nailia Harzoune partying it up on a night of Parisian debauchery as vintage Stones videos appear on screens and monitors around them. The archival footage features heavily on Watts, with the video ending on the words "Charlie is my darling" — which was also the title of the band's 1966 concert film.
The Rolling Stones' North American tour officially begins on September 26, but they played a private, warm-up gig in Foxboro, MA, on Monday (September 20). They also dedicated that performance to Watts, as this will be the first tour in 59 years that they've played without him. Steve Jordan is serving as his replacement in the touring lineup.
"We all miss Charlie so much. We miss him as a band. We miss him as friends, on and off the stage," Mick Jagger told the crowd [via Rolling Stone]. "We've got so many memories of Charlie; I'm sure some of you that have seen us before have got memories of Charlie as well. I hope you'll remember him like we do."
Watts passed away on August 24. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest rock drummers of all time.
Watch the music video for "Living in the Heart of Love" below.
Unfortunately, the Rolling Stones' "No Filter" tour is now skipping Canada.