The Rolling Stones came together to pull off a unique virtual performance of You Can’t Always Get What You Want during Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home concert amid the coronavirus crisis.
But, as the performance aired in both the US and the UK, fans were left in hysterics by band member Charlie Watts as he appeared to be playing the air drums.
Joining Mick Jagger, 76, Keith Richards, 75, Ronnie Wood, 72, Charlie, 78, amused viewers as he masterfully substituted his drums for a couple of boxes and imaginary cymbals while performing in his music studio.
Hilarious: Fans were left in hysterics after seeing Charlie Watts play the air drums during The Rolling Stones performance on the One World: Together At Home broadcast
Fans couldn’t help but notice Charlie’s lack of musical equipment as his bandmates Mick and Keith played acoustic guitar, while Ronnie was on electric guitar.
Taking to Twitter in their droves, fans were left raving about Charlie’s performance, with some pinpointing it as the highlight of lockdown so far.
They wrote: ‘The stones showing everyone how it’s done. You might be cool but are you Charlie Watts smashing Air Drums at 78 cool? No you’re not.
‘#ICYMI Charlie Watts air drumming on #OneWorldTogetherAtHome set a high bar for best live television moment of the decade. #RollingStones
Iconic: He had joined Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards to perform You Can’t Always Get What You Want on the star-studded show
‘Charlie Watts playing air drums is the kind of positivity we all need right now. #TogetherAtHome
‘#charliewatts you had me in bits! What a dude! Who gives a crap that you’re on telly with your air drums, he doesn’t, he’s having a great time! That was the thing I didn’t know I needed. I feel inspired!
‘….my daughter was watching it and I did laugh at the Charlie Watts playing air drums.’
Others joked: ‘In your day to day action, remember that the only thing you’ll remember from #coronavirus times is the kindness you and your friends sent into the world. That and Charlie Watts air drumming.
‘All he wanted was a drum kit’: Charlie’s air drums left viewers highly amused as they took to Twitter in their droves to poke fun at the rocker’s performance
‘Going into every meeting from now on as prepared as Charlie Watts was for Together at Home.
‘Charlie Watts proving you can’t always get what you want. All he wanted was a drum kit.
‘Still thinking about this a day later: I think the quarantine lifestyle has clearly gotten to Charlie Watts #OneWorldTogetherAtHome.
Talented: The Rolling Stones gave a sensational performance as a band at the One World: Together At Home concert, despite all being apart in four separate locations
The Rolling Stones came together via video link from four separate locations to play for viewers at home, with Keith enjoying a pint of beer as he delivered the 1968 classic.
It came after the iconic band revealed they have been forced to postpone their ‘No Filter’ summer tour due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown measures in place across the globe.
Showing their support for health care workers battling to save lives on the frontline during the COVID-19 crisis, The Rolling Stones joined a slew of other stars in the eight-hour long YouTube extravaganza.
That was condensed into a two-hour long primetime show that over in the US via multiple channels on Saturday night.
Highlights were repeated on Sunday night during BBC’s broadcast for their UK edition of the concert.
Skills: Mick Jagger, 76, and Keith Richards, 76, played acoustic guitars, while Ronnie Wood, 72, was seen on an electric guitar
All together: The Rolling Stones joined a slew of artists performing on the night including Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift
It repeated sensational performances from the night before, with Little Mix, Tom Jones, Rag’n’Bone Man and Jess Glynne joining the lineup and adding their own virtual performances.
The TV special celebrated community health care workers and support the WHO’s global fight to end COVID-19, with the BBC’s broadcast showing its appreciation for the NHS.
Dermot O’Leary, Claudia Winkleman and Clara Amfo hosted proceedings, with Harry Potter star Rupert Grint surprising an NHS midwife, who’s been forced to self-isolate away from her family.
Dermot was seen pulling a few strings to pull off a wedding surprise for one fan, who’s wife is an NHS worker, after the couple were forced to cancel their wedding just weeks before it was due to take place because of the pandemic.
Touching: Other performances of the evening came from Elton John, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, with Little Mix, Rag’n’Bone Man, Tom Jones and Jess Glynne adding performances during the UK edition of the show