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Survivors of the 60s (a morbid thread)

Post by Honorio » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:21 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:The next 10 years are going to be really brutal for '60s musicians. A lot of them are in their mid or late '70s. It's more than I really want to think about. Some '50s rockers have had exceptionally long lives, though.
This comment from Live in Phoenix made me think about it and I've decided to make some minor research on the subject. I went to the list of top artists of the 1960s and I looked for the first 100 artists on the list, selecting the ones still alive and their actual age. In the case of bands I included the band members performing on the most acclaimed album (released during the 1960s) of the band.

The results:
- Only 53% of the artists featured on the list are still alive.
- The mean age of the "survivors" is 74,5 years so, as Live in Phoenix guessed, it's highly probable that many of them will die on the next 10 years.
- The 47% of the acclaimed artists from the 1960s are dead, with a mean age at the time of the death of 54,74 years.
- A significant 20,37% of the dead artists died before their 4th decade of life, including John Lennon, Brian Jones, Dennis Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, Gram Parsons, John Coltrane, Otis Redding, Jim Morrison, John Bonham, Florence Balard and Sam Cooke.

The list of the "survivors" of the 1960s:
Name | Age (years-old today)
Paul McCartney | 76
Ringo Starr | 78
Bob Dylan | 77
Mick Jagger | 75
Keith Richards | 74
Bill Wyman | 81
Charlie Watts | 77
Brian Wilson | 76
Mike Love | 77
Al Jardine | 75
Bruce Johnston | 76
John Cale | 76
Moe Tucker | 73
Roger Daltrey | 74
Pete Townshend | 73
Roger McGuinn | 76
Chris Hillman | 73
Ray Davies | 74
Dave Davies | 71
Mick Avory | 74
Robby Krieger | 72
John Densmore | 73
Jimmy Page | 74
Robert Plant | 69
John Paul Jones | 72
Robbie Robertson | 75
Garth Hudson | 81
John Fogerty | 73
Stu Cook | 73
Doug Clifford | 73
Roy Estrada | 75
Elliot Ingber | 76
Paul Simon | 76
Art Garfunkel | 76
Van Morrison | 72
Ginger Baker | 78
Eric Clapton | 73
Roger Waters | 74
Nick Mason | 74
Johnny Echols | 71
Michael Stuart-Ware | unknown
Jack Casady | 74
Jorma Kaukonen | 77
Grace Slick | 78
Diana Ross | 74
Mary Wilson | 74
Sly Stone | 75
Freddie Stone | 71
Larry Graham | 71
Rose Stone | 73
Jerry Martini | 74
Greg Errico | 69
Smokie Robinson | 78

The younger are Robert Plant and Greg Errico (drummer of Sly & the Family Stone)


And the dead (and sorry for putting Aretha Franklin already on this part of the list):
Name | Age at the moment of their death
John Lennon | 40
George Harrison | 58
Brian Jones | 27
Carl Wilson | 51
Dennis Wilson | 39
Jimi Hendrix | 27
Lou Reed | 71
Sterling Morrison | 53
Nico | 49
John Entwistle | 57
Keith Moon | 32
Gram Parsons | 26
Kevin Kelley | 56
John Coltrane | 40
Pete Quaife | 66
Aretha Franklin | 76
Otis Redding | 26
Jim Morrison | 27
Ray Manzarek | 74
John Bonham | 32
Rick Danko | 55
Levon Helm | 71
Richard Manuel | 42
James Brown | 73
Elvis Presley | 42
Tom Fogerty | 48
Frank Zappa | 52
Jimmy Carl Black | 70
Ray Collins | 76
Jack Bruce | 71
Syd Barrett | 60
Richard Wright | 65
Arthur Lee | 61
Bryan MacLean | 52
Ken Forssi | 54
Marty Balin | 76
Spencer Dryden | 66
Paul Kantner | 74
Miles Davis | 65
Florence Ballard | 32
Cynthia Robinson | 71
Dusty Springfield | 59
Leonard Cohen | 82
Sam Cooke | 33
Johnny Cash | 71
Charles Mingus | 56
Captain Beefheart | 69

Sorry for bringing up a topic so morbid…

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Post by PlasticRam » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:51 pm

Interesting list.
I feel like that

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Post by Jirin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:16 pm

What happens if you split the list by famous drug users?

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Post by discord » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:48 pm

4th decade of life would be your 30s. Most of the artists you listed did not die before their 4th decade of life.

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Post by Honorio » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Well, you're right, discord. Edited.

About the famous drug users, jirin, it's surprising to see some of them (Keith Richards to state the obvious) getting to an advanced age.

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Post by Jirin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:02 pm

Of course there's also people who used a lot of drugs at one point in their life and then stopped, like Dylan after his motorcycle accident.

Why no Neil Young on the list? Also on the list of people who did drugs and survived just long enough to quit.

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Post by Elder » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:18 am

I do not care when a famous artist dies old.
is the cycle of life, in addition they have explored your creativity and your talent.
most normal people do not have that privilege.
are not an Eleanor Rigby
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:14 am

Neil Young is 72 (in a few months, 73). Stevie Winwood, that young teenager from the Spencer Davis Group, is 70. The Moody Blues lost 1 guy this year, and the remaining Hall of Fame members are aged 71-77. Peter Gabriel, who started with Genesis in the late '60s, is practically a juvenile delinquent at 68.

For quite a few '60s rockers, we maybe need to subtract a few years from normal life expectancy. But it’s not ridiculous for someone to pass in their 70s, regardless.

The legend is that the 1960s are when rock music grew up and got really good, and never got as good again. Traditionally it's gotten the greatest musical press. Even if you push back a little on this legend, it's hard to think of the great majority of people on the upper list being wiped out before very long; they've just always been there. It’s kind of silly -- their age is public record -- but I didn't really know how close so many of them are to a critical age.

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Post by antonius » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:53 am

You also have the following artists who were around in the sixtiest, most of whom are still putting out CD's, this year and/or last year

Willie Nelson, age 85
Elza Soares, age 81
Mavis Staples, age 79
Tony Allen (Fela Kuti drummer), age 78
George Clinton, age 77
Rodriguez, age 76
Scott Walker, age 75
Michael Nesmith (Monkees), age 75
Robbie Robertson (The Band), age 75
Randy Newman, age 74
Joni Mitchell, age 74
Micky Dolenz (Monkees), age 73
Eric Clapton, age 73
Robert Fripp (King Crimson), age 72
Neil Young, age 72
Iggy Pop, age 71
Ry Cooder, age 71
Carlos Santana, age 71
Stevie Wonder, age 68

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Post by Harold » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm

I realize this thread is about rockers of the 60s, but let's take a moment to marvel at the fact that three members of the inaugural class of the R&R Hall of Fame are still alive:

Little Richard - 85
Jerry Lee Lewis - 82
Don Everly - 81

Lewis is actually performing at Riot Fest here in Chicago next month!

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Post by Jirin » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:43 pm

My take on the legend of the 60s is it’s the decade where music producers learned how to monetize teenage rebelliousness. And that’s been the model mainstream rock has aspired to ever since. But the 60s did it first, when the whole culture of rebellion was new and shiny and not at all cynical.

It was also at a time where everybody consumed music through the same channels, so the rock scene was unified. And they put out a lot of great music, in an era where producers were less creatively intrusive. People sung the songs they wrote and meant something to them, they didn’t get matched up with a song bought from a struggling songwriter that best fit their brand.

All these factors together, you got a mainstream music scene that was varied and creative, never sounded boilerplate and captured people’s imaginations in a way they hadn’t been captured before.

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Post by Honorio » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Jirin wrote:Why no Neil Young on the list? Also on the list of people who did drugs and survived just long enough to quit.
Well, initially I took the list of Top artists of the 60s and I stopped when I got to 100. Neil Young, while #4 artist of the 1970s, was only #46 of the 1960s (accounting for his 1960s solo production since Buffalo Springfield was #42 of the 1960s).

Anyway I expanded the list to 250 (I haven't included the members of The Sonics due to lack of information on the net).
The updated stats:
- 52,4% of the artists featured on the list are still alive.
- The mean age of the "survivors" is 73,94.
- 47,6% of the acclaimed artists from the 1960s are dead, with a mean age at the time of the death of 56,62 years.
- 21% of the dead artists died during their first four decades of life.

The list of the "survivors" of the 1960s:
Name | Band | Age (years-old today)
Paul McCartney | The Beatles | 76
Ringo Starr | The Beatles | 78
Bob Dylan | 77
Mick Jagger | The Rolling Stones | 75
Keith Richards | The Rolling Stones | 74
Bill Wyman | The Rolling Stones | 81
Charlie Watts | The Rolling Stones | 77
Brian Wilson | The Beach Boys | 76
Al Jardine | The Beach Boys | 75
Mike Love | The Beach Boys | 77
Bruce Johnston | The Beach Boys | 76
John Cale | The Velvet Underground | 76
Moe Tucker | The Velvet Underground | 73
Roger Daltrey | The Who | 74
Pete Townshend | The Who | 73
Roger McGuinn | The Byrds | 76
Chris Hillman | The Byrds | 73
Ray Davies | The Kinks | 74
Dave Davies | The Kinks | 71
Mick Avory | The Kinks | 74
Robby Krieger | The Doors | 72
John Densmore | The Doors | 73
Jimmy Page | Led Zeppelin | 74
Robert Plant | Led Zeppelin | 69
John Paul Jones | Led Zeppelin | 72
Garth Hudson | The Band | 81
Robbie Robertson | The Band | 75
John Fogerty | Creedence Clearwater Revival | 73
Stu Cook | Creedence Clearwater Revival | 73
Doug Clifford | Creedence Clearwater Revival | 73
Roy Estrada | The Mothers of Invention | 75
Elliot Ingber | The Mothers of Invention | 76
Paul Simon | Simon & Garfunkel | 76
Art Garfunkel | Simon & Garfunkel | 76
Van Morrison | 72
Ginger Baker | Cream | 78
Eric Clapton | Cream | 73
Roger Waters | Pink Floyd | 74
Nick Mason | Pink Floyd | 74
Johnny Echols | Love | 71
Michael Stuart-Ware | Love | unknown
Marty Balin | Jefferson Airplane | 76
Jack Casady | Jefferson Airplane | 74
Jorma Kaukonen | Jefferson Airplane | 77
Grace Slick | Jefferson Airplane | 78
Diana Ross | The Supremes | 74
Mary Wilson | The Supremes | 74
Sly Stone | Sly & the Family Stone | 75
Freddie Stone | Sly & the Family Stone | 71
Larry Graham | Sly & the Family Stone | 71
Rose Stone | Sly & the Family Stone | 73
Jerry Martini | Sly & the Family Stone | 74
Greg Errico | Sly & the Family Stone | 69
John French | The Magic Band | 69
Jeff Cotton | The Magic Band | 69
Zoot Horn Rollo | The Magic Band | 69
Rockette Morton | The Magic Band | 69
Smokie Robinson | The Miracles | 78
Claudette Robinson | The Miracles | 76
Otis Williams | The Temptations | 76
Iggy Pop | The Stooges | 71
Stephen Stills | Buffalo Springfield | 73
Neil Young | Buffalo Springfield | 72
Richie Furay | Buffalo Springfield | 74
Abdul Fakir | Four Tops | 82
Robert Fripp | King Crimson | 72
Michael Giles | King Crimson | 76
Ian McDonald | King Crimson | 72
Peter Sinfield | King Crimson | 74
Veronica Bennett | The Ronettes | 75
Nedra Talley | The Ronettes | 72
Peter Albin | Big Brother & the Holding Company | 74
Dave Getz | Big Brother & the Holding Company | 78
Richard Thompson | Fairport Convention | 69
Simon Nicol | Fairport Convention | 67
Ashley Hutchings | Fairport Convention | 73
Dave Mattacks | Fairport Convention | 70
Kenney Jones | Small Faces | 69
Colin Blunstone | The Zombies | 73
Rod Argent | The Zombies | 73
Chris White | The Zombies | 75
Hugh Grundy | The Zombies | 73
Eric Burdon | The Animals | 77
Alan Price | The Animals | 76
Hilton Valentine | The Animals | 75
John Steel | The Animals | 77
Wayne Kramer | MC5 | 70
Dennis Thompson | MC5 | 69
Donovan | 72
Jeff Beck | Yardbirds | 74
Chris Dreja | Yardbirds | 72
Paul Samwell-Smith | Yardbirds | 75
Jim McCarty | Yardbirds | 75
Tina Turner | Ike & Tina Turner | 78
Tom Constanten | Grateful Dead | 74
Bill Kreutzmann | Grateful Dead | 72
Phil Lesh | Grateful Dead | 78
Bob Weir | Grateful Dead | 70
Herbie Hancock | 78
David Crosby | Crosby, Stills & Nash | 76
Graham Nash | Crosby, Stills & Nash | 76
Scott Walker | 75
Dave Mason | Traffic | 72
Steve Winwood | Traffic | 70
Gary Brooker | Procol Harum | 73
Robin Trower | Procol Harum | 73
Matthew Fisher | Procol Harum | 72
David Knights | Procol Harum | 73
Billy Harrison | Them | 75
Michelle Phillips | The Mamas & the Papas | 74
Martha Reeves | Martha & the Vandellas | 77
Rosalind Ashford | Martha & the Vandellas | 74
Betty Kelly | Martha & the Vandellas | 73
Peter Green | Fleetwood Mac | 71
John McVie | Fleetwood Mac | 72
Mick Fleetwood | Fleetwood Mac | 71
Jeremy Spencer | Fleetwood Mac | 70
Bill Medley | The Righteous Brothers | 77
Charlie Thomas | The Drifters | 81
Fred Cash | The Impressions | 77
Sam Gooden | The Impressions | 83
Roky Erickson | 13th Floor Elevators | 71
Tommy Hall | 13th Floor Elevators | 74
John Ike Walton | 13th Floor Elevators | 75
Dolores "LaLa" Brooks | The Crystals | 71
Dolores "Dee Dee" Kenniebrew | The Crystals | 73
Patricia "Patsy" Wright | The Crystals | 73
Michael Nesmith | The Monkees | 75
Micky Dolenz | The Monkees | 73
Peter Tork | The Monkees | 76
Mary Weiss | The Shangri-Las | 69


And the dead:
Name | Band | Age at the time of their death
John Lennon | The Beatles | 40
George Harrison | The Beatles | 58
Brian Jones | The Rolling Stones | 27
Carl Wilson | The Beach Boys | 51
Dennis Wilson | The Beach Boys | 39
Jimi Hendrix | 27
Lou Reed | The Velvet Underground | 71
Sterling Morrison | The Velvet Underground | 53
Nico | The Velvet Underground | 49
John Entwistle | The Who | 57
Keith Moon | The Who | 32
Gram Parsons | The Byrds | 26
Kevin Kelley | The Byrds | 56
John Coltrane | 40
Pete Quaife | The Kinks | 66
Aretha Franklin | 76
Otis Redding | 26
Jim Morrison | The Doors | 27
Ray Manzarek | The Doors | 74
John Bonham | Led Zeppelin | 32
Rick Danko | The Band | 55
Levon Helm | The Band | 71
Richard Manuel | The Band | 42
James Brown | 73
Elvis Presley | 42
Tom Fogerty | Creedence Clearwater Revival | 48
Frank Zappa | The Mothers of Invention | 52
Jimmy Carl Black | The Mothers of Invention | 70
Ray Collins | The Mothers of Invention | 76
Jack Bruce | Cream | 71
Syd Barrett | Pink Floyd | 60
Richard Wright | Pink Floyd | 65
Arthur Lee | Love | 61
Bryan MacLean | Love | 52
Ken Forssi | Love | 54
Spencer Dryden | Jefferson Airplane | 66
Paul Kantner | Jefferson Airplane | 74
Miles Davis | 65
Florence Ballard | The Supremes | 32
Cynthia Robinson | Sly & the Family Stone | 71
Dusty Springfield | 59
Leonard Cohen | 82
Sam Cooke | 33
Johnny Cash | 71
Charles Mingus | 56
Captain Beefheart | 69
Ronnie White | The Miracles | 59
Bobby Rogers | The Miracles | 73
Warren "Pete" Moore | The Miracles | 79
Marv Tarplin | The Miracles | 70
Ray Charles | 73
Marvin Gaye | 44
David Ruffin | The Temptations | 50
Eddie Kendricks | The Temptations | 52
Paul Williams | The Temptations | 34
Melvin Franklin | The Temptations | 52
Roy Orbison | 52
Dave Alexander | The Stooges | 27
Ron Asheton | The Stooges | 60
Scott Asheton | The Stooges | 64
Bruce Palmer | Buffalo Springfield | 58
Dewey Martin | Buffalo Springfield | 68
Stan Getz | 64
Levi Stubbs | Four Tops | 72
Reanaldo Benson | Four Tops | 69
Lawrence Payton | Four Tops | 59
Greg Lake | King Crimson | 69
Estelle Bennett | The Ronettes | 67
Janis Joplin | Big Brother & the Holding Company | 27
Sam Andrew | Big Brother & the Holding Company | 73
James Gurley | Big Brother & the Holding Company | 69
Sandy Denny | Fairport Convention | 31
Dave Swarbrick | Fairport Convention | 75
Steve Marriott | Small Faces | 44
Ronnie Lane | Small Faces | 51
Ian McLagan | Small Faces | 69
Nick Drake | 26
Paul Atkinson | The Zombies | 58
Chas Chandler | The Animals | 57
Rob Tyner | MC5 | 46
Fred "Sonic" Smith | MC5 | 46
Michael Davis | MC5 | 68
Sneaky Pete Kleinow | The Flying Burrito Brothers | 72
Chris Ethridge | The Flying Burrito Brothers | 65
Keith Relf | Yardbirds | 33
Ike Turner | Ike & Tina Turner | 76
Bill Evans | 51
Jerry Garcia | Grateful Dead | 53
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan | Grateful Dead | 27
Ornette Coleman | 85
Serge Gainsbourg | 62
Etta James | 73
B.B. King | 89
Jim Capaldi | Traffic | 60
Chris Wood | Traffic | 39
Howlin' Wolf | 65
B. J. Wilson | Procol Harum | 43
Frank Sinatra | 82
Peter Bardens | Them | 57
Alan Henderson | Them | 72
Pat McAuley | Them | 40
Tim Buckley | 28
Denny Doherty | The Mamas & the Papas | 66
Cass Elliot | The Mamas & the Papas | 32
John Phillips | The Mamas & the Papas | 65
Danny Kirwan | Fleetwood Mac | 68
Wilson Pickett | 64
Bobby Hatfield | The Righteous Brothers | 63
Ben E. King | The Drifters | 76
Johnny Lee Williams | The Drifters | 62
Dock Green | The Drifters | 54
Elsbeary Hobbs | The Drifters | 59
Curtis Mayfield | The Impressions | 57
Stacy Sutherland | 13th Floor Elevators | 32
Benny Thurman | 13th Floor Elevators | 65
Barbara Alston | The Crystals | 74
Davy Jones | The Monkees | 66
Eric Dolphy | 36
Duke Ellington | 75

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Post by Rob » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:42 am

Interesting list, Honorio, but you have Jerry Garcia as both in the survivor in the dead list. Grateful Dead indeed.

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Post by Honorio » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:31 am

Rob wrote:Interesting list, Honorio, but you have Jerry Garcia as both in the survivor in the dead list. Grateful Dead indeed.
:) :mrgreen:
Very good pun, Rob, it made me laugh!
Edited, now Garcia is replaced by Mary Weiss of The Shangri-Las on the "alive" list...

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Peter Tork, The Monkees, 77

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Live in Phoenix wrote:Peter Tork, The Monkees, 77
Now that there are just 2 Monkees left, a new hybrid band has been formed, the Beatkees.

Paul - Bass
Mike - Guitar
Mickey - Vocals
Ringo - drums

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Post by madzong » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:34 am

Hymie wrote:
Live in Phoenix wrote:Peter Tork, The Monkees, 77
Now that there are just 2 Monkees left, a new hybrid band has been formed, the Beatkees.

Paul - Bass
Mike - Guitar
Mickey - Vocals
Ringo - drums
Haha! That would be awesome to see! They could also be the Monkles.

Hey, hey we're the 'Monkles'

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Post by Hymie » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:37 am

madzong wrote:
Hymie wrote:
Live in Phoenix wrote:Peter Tork, The Monkees, 77
Now that there are just 2 Monkees left, a new hybrid band has been formed, the Beatkees.

Paul - Bass
Mike - Guitar
Mickey - Vocals
Ringo - drums
Haha! That would be awesome to see! They could also be the Monkles.

Hey, hey we're the 'Monkles'
Paul would never agree to being the Monkles.

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Post by madzong » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:45 am

Hymie wrote:
madzong wrote:
Hymie wrote:
Now that there are just 2 Monkees left, a new hybrid band has been formed, the Beatkees.

Paul - Bass
Mike - Guitar
Mickey - Vocals
Ringo - drums
Haha! That would be awesome to see! They could also be the Monkles.

Hey, hey we're the 'Monkles'
Paul would never agree to being the Monkles.
I'm sure Ringo wouldn't mind though :D

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Post by Henry » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:01 am

You might want to consider including Todd Rundgren in this list because his first group (The Nazz) performed in the 1960's.

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Dr. John and Roky Erickson

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Post by Jirin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:24 am

If you told the Monkees, the way they were forged would be the way most pop bands were formed 50 years later...

I wonder if you had to bet on the last survivor from that list who would you bet on?

I’d be tempted to take Keith Richards in that bet. Just because he’s been beating the odds for decades. If you went back in time to even the 80s and told them in 2019 Keith Richards was alive, they’d think for sure you were a fraud.

In 2067, Keith Richard will die as the oldest man alive, killed by a tiger escaped from the zoo.

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Post by PlasticRam » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:44 am

Jirin wrote:I wonder if you had to bet on the last survivor from that list who would you bet on?
I'd bet on Paul McCartney cos I want that to happen. Also I think he's pretty healthy, being vegetarian and all.
I feel like that

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:48 pm

I guess we weren't the only ones to notice. Updated numbers from today's The Week article "The Coming Death of Just About Every Rock Legend."

Debbie Harry and Bryan Ferry actually fit in age-wise with the '60s names. (You don't usually think about at what age a musician made it in the business. For instance, Jerry Lee Lewis -- still alive -- was born a year after Leonard Cohen.)
Behold the killing fields that lie before us: Bob Dylan (78 years old); Paul McCartney (77); Paul Simon (77) and Art Garfunkel (77); Carole King (77); Brian Wilson (77); Mick Jagger (76) and Keith Richards (75); Joni Mitchell (75); Jimmy Page (75) and Robert Plant (71); Ray Davies (75); Roger Daltrey (75) and Pete Townshend (74); Roger Waters (75) and David Gilmour (73); Rod Stewart (74); Eric Clapton (74); Debbie Harry (74); Neil Young (73); Van Morrison (73); Bryan Ferry (73); Elton John (72); Don Henley (72); James Taylor (71); Jackson Browne (70); Billy Joel (70); and Bruce Springsteen (69, but turning 70 next month).

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