Mick Jagger and Charllie Watts

Great story from Seth Godin about the Rolling Stones ‘binary stars’

  • “Keith Richards tells a great story about Charlie Watts, legendary drummer for the Stones. After a night of drinking, Mick saw Charlie asleep and yelled, "Is that my drummer? Why don’t you get your arse down here?’ Richards continues, ‘Charlie got dressed in a Saville Row suit, tie, shoes, shaved, came down, grabbed him and went boom! Don’t ever call me ‘your drummer’ again. You’re my … singer.’ No drums, no Stones.”

Leaders belt out the tune. Managers keep the beat on track. Both together are needed in concert to make epic hits.