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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   Mick Jagger: "Rock 'n' roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn't supposed to be done when you're in your 70s. It wasn't designed for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging"   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line
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2022-05-23 11:34:02 AM  
I am significantly younger than Mick Jagger, and that dude could run circles around me. Even after his heart surgery.
 
2022-05-23 11:43:40 AM  
I honestly imagine they would not do it if they didn't actually enjoy it at this point. Otherwise they would just enjoy their money somewhere sunny. Why not both?

Good for them, honestly. Shocked they have lasted this long, but keep rockin'!
 
2022-05-23 12:46:25 PM  
I saw Paul McCartney in concert this past weekend and he was amazing. The dude is 79 years old and played for nearly 3 hours straight and never missed a beat. His voice is not the same as it was 30 years ago but you would be an fool to think it should be. He is a tremendous talent and his passion for music is abundantly apparent.
 
2022-05-23 12:50:33 PM  
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2022-05-23 4:23:32 PM  
Good for them, I guess, but it DOES seem to be on the verge of pathetic to not end things gracefully rather than "pushing it" at such an age.

And I'm not saying they SHOULD wrap it up, either. It's more like you'd think folks would, you know, retire after a while. Maybe it's the limelight that keeps them going?
 
2022-05-23 4:23:45 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I am significantly younger than Mick Jagger, and that dude could run circles around me. Even after his heart surgery.


I saw the Stones for the first time shortly after his surgery, and that man is downright frenetic.

Also, he literally fills a stadium with his charisma.  I was in the nosebleeds, and I felt like the man was standing right next to me, singing just to me.  It's remarkable, it's other worldly, and it isn't something you can feel just watching him on a screen.

The only other performer I've ever seen with that particular talent was Prince.
 
2022-05-23 4:24:50 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: [azquotes.com image 850x400]


Hey, Grace practiced what she preaches.  She's been retired for decades.
 
2022-05-23 4:25:25 PM  

KC Dutchman: I saw Paul McCartney in concert this past weekend and he was amazing. The dude is 79 years old and played for nearly 3 hours straight and never missed a beat. His voice is not the same as it was 30 years ago but you would be an fool to think it should be. He is a tremendous talent and his passion for music is abundantly apparent.


Saw Macca back in 2013 I believe it was at Nats Park... amazing show.  Show the Stones this past October at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Jagger was all over that stage.  You would have never guessed he was pushing 80 as well with as much energy as he had
 
2022-05-23 4:26:48 PM  
Rob Brydon Does Mick Jagger Doing Michael Caine - The Graham Norton Show
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2022-05-23 4:42:18 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I honestly imagine they would not do it if they didn't actually enjoy it at this point. Otherwise they would just enjoy their money somewhere sunny. Why not both?

Good for them, honestly. Shocked they have lasted this long, but keep rockin'!


Exactly this.  You don't have to be rich as long as you enjoy what you do and have all you need and enough of what you want. I used to wonder why some really successful businessmen don't just retire and enjoy life. Are they driven solely by a need for more, more, more?  Or do they enjoy what they do.  Mick has more money than God.  Seriously, the internet tells me he's worth $500 million and Eric Clapton ("Clapton is God") is only worth $450 million and they both have steady incomes from royalties.  They may not have as much as Musk or Bezos but they have more money than the "god" in the Bible.

Besides, who didn't want to be a rock and roll star at some point in their life?  Mick knows it's only rock and roll, but he likes it, likes it, yes he does.

From Mick's younger days...when he was only 62.

The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (Live) - OFFICIAL
Youtube vLjz9G9n1Ts

/RIP Charlie Watts
 
2022-05-23 4:48:09 PM  
In a world where we scream that we are free. It's interesting that artists work into old age. I think I proves there isn't a much freedom to change jobs as we like to pretend there is.
 
2022-05-23 4:59:05 PM  

waxbeans: In a world where we scream that we are free. It's interesting that artists work into old age. I think I proves there isn't a much freedom to change jobs as we like to pretend there is.


Interesting way to say you know nothing about the things that drive folks to create art.
 
2022-05-23 5:03:02 PM  

Stupid Guitar: waxbeans: In a world where we scream that we are free. It's interesting that artists work into old age. I think I proves there isn't a much freedom to change jobs as we like to pretend there is.

Interesting way to say you know nothing about the things that drive folks to create art.


I'm 5,000K  into a novel. Got about 50 poems.  Wrote more but lost them.
Saw off.
We should actually support the endowment for the arts.
/
But also. fark Metallica.  They should get a real job and maybe come back with some vinegar in their piss and put out a decent LP.

Jfc, Tina Tuner rocks harder.
 
2022-05-23 5:04:06 PM  

My Sober Alt: NewportBarGuy: I honestly imagine they would not do it if they didn't actually enjoy it at this point. Otherwise they would just enjoy their money somewhere sunny. Why not both?

Good for them, honestly. Shocked they have lasted this long, but keep rockin'!

Exactly this.  You don't have to be rich as long as you enjoy what you do and have all you need and enough of what you want. I used to wonder why some really successful businessmen don't just retire and enjoy life. Are they driven solely by a need for more, more, more?  Or do they enjoy what they do.  Mick has more money than God.  Seriously, the internet tells me he's worth $500 million and Eric Clapton ("Clapton is God") is only worth $450 million and they both have steady incomes from royalties.  They may not have as much as Musk or Bezos but they have more money than the "god" in the Bible.

Besides, who didn't want to be a rock and roll star at some point in their life?  Mick knows it's only rock and roll, but he likes it, likes it, yes he does.

From Mick's younger days...when he was only 62.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vLjz9G9n1Ts]
/RIP Charlie Watts


In one word: Ego.
Politicians and Rock Stars have a lot in common.
 
2022-05-23 5:13:09 PM  
I remember they came to my hometown THIRTY years ago....  and my friend who saw them was amazed that 48 year old Mick was able to move around so much.....
 
2022-05-23 5:39:26 PM  

gilgigamesh: TheHighlandHowler: [azquotes.com image 850x400]

Hey, Grace practiced what she preaches.  She's been retired for decades.


I'm not sure, but  I think this video might be her last live performance just a few weeks after 9/11. This is her in a burqa with Marty Balin:

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"That outfit, that I had on, is not about Islam. That's about oppression.  This flag is not about politics. It's about liberty." - Grace Slick

Grace Slick appearing with Jefferson Starship
Youtube CNFXSVVVuj0
 
2022-05-23 5:57:46 PM  
Saw the Stones last November in Austin. Everything said above about Mick is true - amazing energy, incredible charisma, and he seems to legitimately love what he does. Truly a legend.

Keef, however, looks pretty run down, was moving slowly, and played some real clunkers on the guitar. The FOH sound engineer had him entirely too loud in the mix, so you could hear every note, even over Mick's vocals at times.

And you'd think that after 60 years of playing, Ron Wood would be better at guitar.

But the rest of the band are just insanely good and the production was amazing. Wish I'd seen them with Charlie, but Steve Jordan is a beast. It feels to me like they're going wrap it up soon, glad we made the effort to see them.
 
2022-05-23 6:15:59 PM  
A lot of rockers got old before they died.
The Who - My Generation
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2022-05-23 6:29:27 PM  

Stupid Guitar: waxbeans: In a world where we scream that we are free. It's interesting that artists work into old age. I think I proves there isn't a much freedom to change jobs as we like to pretend there is.

Interesting way to say you know nothing about the things that drive folks to create art.


How to say you haven't seen the Jon Bon Jovi from last week without saying...
 
2022-05-23 7:00:39 PM  

iambichop: Stupid Guitar: waxbeans: In a world where we scream that we are free. It's interesting that artists work into old age. I think I proves there isn't a much freedom to change jobs as we like to pretend there is.

Interesting way to say you know nothing about the things that drive folks to create art.

How to say you haven't seen the Jon Bon Jovi from last week without saying...


fark. That was sad. 🥺
 
2022-05-23 7:04:56 PM  

KC Dutchman: I saw Paul McCartney in concert this past weekend and he was amazing. The dude is 79 years old and played for nearly 3 hours straight and never missed a beat. His voice is not the same as it was 30 years ago but you would be an fool to think it should be. He is a tremendous talent and his passion for music is abundantly apparent.


I assume you were at WFU, was there also. You are right on all counts.

Just read an article about some people that had parking problems and missed 1/2 the show.  Ouch.
 
2022-05-23 8:24:32 PM  

Mad Bowl Hoo: KC Dutchman: I saw Paul McCartney in concert this past weekend and he was amazing. The dude is 79 years old and played for nearly 3 hours straight and never missed a beat. His voice is not the same as it was 30 years ago but you would be an fool to think it should be. He is a tremendous talent and his passion for music is abundantly apparent.

I assume you were at WFU, was there also. You are right on all counts.

Just read an article about some people that had parking problems and missed 1/2 the show.  Ouch.


Holy hell!  We got there around 5 and had no problems at all.  Amazing show, emotionally hit me a lot harder than I expected it to (like when I realized midway through Let It Be that they hadn't raised the lights - it was just that bright from all the cell phone lights!)

My only complaint is they clearly screwed up the screens behind him.  They weren't aligned properly, and clearly based on some of the video effects they were supposed to be (it was especially glaring during "Helter Skelter").

Totally worth however much my wife spent for the floor seats.
 
2022-05-23 8:30:37 PM  

Ty Webb: Saw the Stones last November in Austin. Everything said above about Mick is true - amazing energy, incredible charisma, and he seems to legitimately love what he does. Truly a legend.

Keef, however, looks pretty run down, was moving slowly, and played some real clunkers on the guitar. The FOH sound engineer had him entirely too loud in the mix, so you could hear every note, even over Mick's vocals at times.

And you'd think that after 60 years of playing, Ron Wood would be better at guitar.

But the rest of the band are just insanely good and the production was amazing. Wish I'd seen them with Charlie, but Steve Jordan is a beast. It feels to me like they're going wrap it up soon, glad we made the effort to see them.


If they were going to pack it in, they would've done it when Charlie died.

Since they didn't, as long as they're (and for the purposes of 'they', I'm going to ignore Ronnie, no offense to him) alive and capable of performing?  They're gonna.

/Sooner or later, time will win.  But for now, let's keep enjoying the ride.
 
2022-05-23 10:05:21 PM  

Mulchpuppy: Mad Bowl Hoo: KC Dutchman: I saw Paul McCartney in concert this past weekend and he was amazing. The dude is 79 years old and played for nearly 3 hours straight and never missed a beat. His voice is not the same as it was 30 years ago but you would be an fool to think it should be. He is a tremendous talent and his passion for music is abundantly apparent.

I assume you were at WFU, was there also. You are right on all counts.

Just read an article about some people that had parking problems and missed 1/2 the show.  Ouch.

Holy hell!  We got there around 5 and had no problems at all.  Amazing show, emotionally hit me a lot harder than I expected it to (like when I realized midway through Let It Be that they hadn't raised the lights - it was just that bright from all the cell phone lights!)

My only complaint is they clearly screwed up the screens behind him.  They weren't aligned properly, and clearly based on some of the video effects they were supposed to be (it was especially glaring during "Helter Skelter").

Totally worth however much my wife spent for the floor seats.


We parked around 7 in one of the lots a few blocks away, near fairgrounds entrance.  People were in a single file line that went I don't know how far down and around.  We were like 'WTH?', and walked through parking lot towards the entrance, like folks normally do for events.  And there weren't security guards or anybody
that appeared to be organizing or enforcing the line.   I think some of those sheep may have been amongst the late arrivals.

Just looked at setlist.com; he actually played 4 fewer songs the show I saw him play in 1990 than he played Saturday.  He is amazing.
 
2022-05-24 3:24:07 AM  

Mad Bowl Hoo: Mulchpuppy: Mad Bowl Hoo: KC Dutchman: I saw Paul McCartney in concert this past weekend and he was amazing. The dude is 79 years old and played for nearly 3 hours straight and never missed a beat. His voice is not the same as it was 30 years ago but you would be an fool to think it should be. He is a tremendous talent and his passion for music is abundantly apparent.

I assume you were at WFU, was there also. You are right on all counts.

Just read an article about some people that had parking problems and missed 1/2 the show.  Ouch.

Holy hell!  We got there around 5 and had no problems at all.  Amazing show, emotionally hit me a lot harder than I expected it to (like when I realized midway through Let It Be that they hadn't raised the lights - it was just that bright from all the cell phone lights!)

My only complaint is they clearly screwed up the screens behind him.  They weren't aligned properly, and clearly based on some of the video effects they were supposed to be (it was especially glaring during "Helter Skelter").

Totally worth however much my wife spent for the floor seats.

We parked around 7 in one of the lots a few blocks away, near fairgrounds entrance.  People were in a single file line that went I don't know how far down and around.  We were like 'WTH?', and walked through parking lot towards the entrance, like folks normally do for events.  And there weren't security guards or anybody
that appeared to be organizing or enforcing the line.   I think some of those sheep may have been amongst the late arrivals.

Just looked at setlist.com; he actually played 4 fewer songs the show I saw him play in 1990 than he played Saturday.  He is amazing.


Amazing how he forgot only 4
 
2022-05-24 6:09:48 AM  
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2022-05-24 1:46:47 PM  
At least the article got one thing perfectly clear and true:
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Without a doubt one of the best rock and roll abums ever made.

Debauchery, drugs, gritty music barely played but with maximum Keef and Mick forever enshrined on vinyl. Perfection.

/"we're basically a blues band"
//it's only rock and roll but I like it
 
2022-05-24 4:53:45 PM  
Rock 'n' roll, or any kind of pop music

Rollings Stones are not pop music. For starters they don't use outside writers
 
2022-05-24 4:55:00 PM  
Benny Hill - The Strolling Ones (1965)
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