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Older musicians who are ageing well
« on: May 04, 2019, 11:41:21 PM »
You can say what you like about Sting but where many artists from his era are starting to show signs of wear and tear, his voice and appearance have shown little significant change since the 80’s. Impressive.
Which other older artists are ageing particularly well?
https://youtu.be/AoiZ0pGp9lc

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 11:44:05 PM »
In these threads we normally note how well Roger Waters has grown into his looks. But the less said about his voice, the better.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 11:45:54 PM »
John Cale looks pretty great for a man in his late 70's and his voice is still what it was: https://youtu.be/Ln77F25hXVQ

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 11:54:33 PM »
In these threads we normally note how well Roger Waters has grown into his looks. But the less said about his voice, the better.
I saw Roger Waters last year in very close seats. He needs to stop wearing skin tight t shirts, he’s got quite the pot belly. That’s fine but chuck on something looser. Also he was clearly miming. Still, fab light show.

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 11:56:05 PM »
Tony Hicks of The Hollies. Still looks about 17.

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 11:56:23 PM »
I saw Roger Waters last year in very close seats. He needs to stop wearing skin tight t shirts, he’s got quite the pot belly. That’s fine but chuck on something looser. Also he was clearly miming. Still, fab light show.

Sounds more like a...heavy show.

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 11:57:20 PM »
Jonathan Richman stills looks in good nick.

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2019, 12:54:34 AM »
Herbie Hancock looks amazing for 79.

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2019, 01:37:03 AM »
Herbie Hancock looks amazing for 79.

John McLaughlin too at 77.


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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2019, 01:47:22 AM »
Springsteen is 70 this year and looks fit and well.


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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2019, 12:25:12 PM »
Elvis Costello is still looking pretty Costello-y, apart from being a bit balder everything seems to be more or less where it should be (can't post a photo cause I'm typing this on my phone and it's a major arse pain)

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2019, 02:52:02 PM »
Scott Walker always looked good for his age, in his later years.

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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2019, 02:57:36 PM »
Neil Tennant looks alright for 64.just a bit grey and bald.

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2019, 03:54:14 PM »
Bernard Purdie is 80 this year and appears to have lost nothing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-XinblyOyg

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2019, 04:33:41 PM »
Dave Vanian is 62

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2019, 05:59:44 PM »
I saw Roger Waters last year in very close seats. He needs to stop wearing skin tight t shirts, he’s got quite the pot belly. That’s fine but chuck on something looser. Also he was clearly miming. Still, fab light show.

Oh, he's been miming since the 90s for sure.

Tony Banks has barely changed since the 80s and, like Roger Waters, Mike Rutherford has grown into his looks.

Tony Levin is another one who appears to sleep in tupperware.

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2019, 06:27:46 PM »
Smokey Robinson still sings well. His face has had a lot of plastic surgery though.

Stevie Wonder is doing OK.

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2019, 06:50:16 PM »


Sparks still look (and, in Russel's case, sound) fantastic. Here they are, approaching their early 70s in this photo, and in 2017 releasing one of the best thing's they've done in years. Likewise, 2002's "Lil' Beethoven", which they made when they were in their mid-50s, their 19th studio album in the 30th year of their career, is one of the most inventive and brilliantly bizarre things they've ever done. Even though they've had a few sub par albums over the years, as a whole I'd say Ron's songwriting, Russel's falsetto voice and their magnificent stage presence together have hardly faltered in their 40-odd years together.

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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2019, 07:22:02 PM »
They look like sex offenders.

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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2019, 07:26:52 PM »
They look like sex offenders.

So, no change there then.

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2019, 01:42:53 AM »
They look like sex offenders.

It would be an honour to be molested by them.

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2019, 02:34:20 AM »
Nick Cave still looks great, full of mad energy when he gets going.

Buddy Guy is still tearing it up, and he’s in his 90s.

John Darnielle is approaching 60 (?) and still looks alright, though he wants a haircut before he looks too much more like a squashed Gallagher brother.

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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2019, 02:53:29 AM »
Roger Daltrey looks pretty decent for 75.
Shame he's such a berk.

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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2019, 07:54:33 AM »
Ringo Starr is 80 next year.

I just noticed it's Sir Ringo now.

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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2019, 12:31:39 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2019, 01:15:22 PM »
I just noticed it's Sir Ringo now.

If you say it fast enough it sounds like a tropical ear infection, which is quite apt really.

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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2019, 01:17:03 PM »
Not even the best tropical infection in the ear, nose and throat specialism.

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2019, 01:25:14 PM »
I’m telling you with bluddy peace and love, PLEASE no more fan mail telling me my name sounds like a bluddy tropical ear infection peace and love

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Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2019, 01:38:04 PM »


that face just won't stop growing!

Re: Older musicians who are ageing well
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2019, 01:58:01 PM »
Stu Staples of Tindersticks has aged pretty well.



I'd quite like him to give me a cuddle and croon reassuringly into my ear.