Concert used memorabilia in collecting is rare and difficult to find. Authenticating that the item was concert used is even more difficult and documentation is even harder to find.
Which makes the pictured item rare indeed.
Concert used and signed drumsticks belonging to Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones.
For starters, they are Ludwig drumsticks.
Charlie used and played Ludwig back in the 80′s.
He now uses Vic Firth.
Secondly they were played at a very unique concert.
December 18, 1981 Hampton, VA, the last show of the “Tattoo You” tour, Keith Richards birthday and a specially taped show for television.
Read the letter from Stones President Art Collins on how he obtained the sticks from Charlie after the show.
A few items signed by Charlie that aren’t as difficult to sign as drumsticks.