- Apr 23, 2009
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XRay;1711263 said:even our "Guitar Gods" are subject to mortality...
i am glad you brought up a good point as rock music/musicians age as an art form and its artists - when was the last time someone said "John Coltrane is starting to look old (besides dead)?"
or, geez, "Muddy Waters is looking kind of muddy?"
interesting quote (from someone who should know):
"When asked about continuing performing live Keith Richards said that it's not so unthinkable the Stones will keep performing until they die: 'That has always been my point. Ain't nobody that complained that Duke Ellington or Count Basie and said, 'Why are you still doing it?' They did it all their lives. What is it because I'm white and I play rock 'n' roll? You know what I mean? Otherwise, I'm just doing what all other guys who I follow you know Muddy (Waters), Howlin' Wolf. You do what you do until you drop. You know, you rock 'til you drop.'"
when i saw Clapton in concert a couple of months ago, maybe some of his solos sounded a bit moldy at times (yet brilliant at others) - he is doing pretty well for the 65 and older club (e.g., Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Ringo Starr, to name a few off the top of my head.)
at 57, gives me something more to copy as well as their licks :~)
Absolutely. Their skin gets wrinkled as well as anyone else who grows older. I'd imagine it's quite a great time to sit (or stand) around with some old friends and jam and I wouldn't mind being there to enjoy it either.