Retiree-Aged Performers Still Touring

James R

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Springsteen just hit 65 too.
Knopfler Has got to be in that bracket as well.
 

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It's been written that Clapton plans on parking the bus sometime soon.



"Clapton shared his thoughts on the “unapproachable” nature of touring and complained about how long it takes to get anywhere.

“It’s hostile – everywhere: getting in and out of airports, travelling on planes and in cars,” he said, mentioning his sadness at how most countries now resemble “a different version of America”.


Eric Clapton retirement: Guitarist plans to quit 'unbearable' touring after 50 years on the road | News | Culture | The Independent
 

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mentioning his sadness at how most countries now resemble “a different version of America”.

truth! :dude:

we invade with KFC, Taco Bell, McDs, and bad clothes and rap music. :laugh2:

well,...our corporations did.

but then again corporations and criminals run the world,..so.....shoulda seen that coming. :laugh2:
 

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We used to call them "The Geezers of Rock" tours.
 

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Since you're all talking about Geezers...how about Geezer at 66?

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Tony is 67

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Lemmy will be 70 in December!

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Got the new GeezerWorld,...er....GuitarWorld

Keith Richards on the cover and a Beatles song transcribed.

:rolleyes:

Glad to see they're keeping it fresh

Last month had the Beatles on the cover too.


nice to see fresh blood promoted.

Heck the last few I got before the Keef one were all devil bands. Devil band guitar adverts, devil band strings, devil band wahs.... devil..devil devil... :laugh2:
 

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John Fogerty - 70
Chuck berry - 89
 

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You aint wrong :shock:


...I'm disturbed now. :facepalm:

to be fair that photo has been retouched quite a bit but she isnt bad looking for her age.

debbie harry - 70

robert plant - 67

john paul johns - 69
 

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Bonnie Raitt - 65
Marcia Ball - 66
James Taylor - 67
Bob Weir - 68
Leland Sklar - 68
Bill Kruetzmann - 69
Dolly Parton - 69
Micky Hart - 72
Carole King - 73
Phil Lesh - 75
Billy Joe Shaver - 76
Peter Yarrow - 77
Paul Stooky - 77
Merle Haggard - 78
Lonnie Brooks - 81
Roy Clark - 82
Jimmy Johnson* - 87

* That's the Chicago blues guitarist, not James Taylor's bassist (who's only 59), or the NASCAR driver, or the Cowboys' coach.
 

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Most all of the performers who receive routine mention on this site are geezers.

But then, so are most of the members! :laugh2:

--R :laugh2:
 

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Willie Nelson, how could I have forgotten him? He ought to have been 1st on the list.

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Willie Nelson, how could I have forgotten him? He ought to have been 1st on the list.

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gotta love Willie

language NSFW
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Just saw Buddy Guy on Saturday and he's still killing it.

I've got a front row seat to see him this Friday in Warren, Ohio. I can't wait!

Other "retirees" I've seen this year:

Merle Haggard
Jeff Beck
Todd Rundgren
Joe Walsh
Don Felder
The Rolling Stones
Peter Frampton
 

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This really makes me sad that Linda isn't going to make this list. :(
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