Charlie Watts' family showed a touching sign of support before Steve Jordan's first Rolling Stones show

'That meant the world to me'
Steve Jordan
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Steve Jordan just wrapped up his first tour with The Rolling Stones as he took up the spot behind the drum kit following the death of Charlie Watts.

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Jordan took part in an extensive interview with Rolling Stone as he was “decompressing” from his tour with The Stones. During the interview, Jordan opened up about a touching message he received from Watts’ family before his very first gig with the band.

“One of the doctors on the tour, Dr. Richard Dawood, gave me a personal message from [Charlie’s daughter] Seraphina and [granddaughter] Charlotte,” Jordan said.

“This was right before the show. It said they were sending their support. Not only did I have support from my wife Meegan Voss, but to get the message from the family saying they were behind me and to go and get it … this was basically an hour or less before the show. That meant the world to me at that time. That’s when I felt, ‘OK, let’s go.’”

Before his passing, Watts wrote a note to Stones fans informing them that he had personally selected Jordan to fill in for him on the band’s No Filter tour.

“It is an absolute honor and a privilege to be Charlie’s understudy and I am looking forward to rehearsing with Mick, Keith and Ronnie,” Jordan said at the time.

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