Skip to comments.The coming death of just about every rock legend
Posted on 08/31/2019 9:59:55 AM PDT by Rebelbase
[Snip] Yes, we've lost some already. On top of the icons who died horribly young decades ago Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, John Lennon there's the litany of legends felled by illness, drugs, and just plain old age in more recent years: George Harrison, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty.
Those losses have been painful. But it's nothing compared with the tidal wave of obituaries to come. The grief and nostalgia will wash over us all. Yes, the Boomers left alive will take it hardest these were their heroes and generational compatriots. But rock remained the biggest game in town through the 1990s, which implicates GenXers like myself, no less than plenty of millennials.
All of which means there's going to be an awful lot of mourning going on.
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).
A few of these legends might manage to live into their 90s, despite all the
wear and tear to which they've subjected their bodies over the decades. But most of them will not.
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Except for Keith Richards
A hundred years from now young people will be asking who all those names were. And they’ll be asking Keith Richards.
Maybe they can get BOC to play ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ at their funerals.
Keith should sport a Grim Reaper suit with a scythe-headed guitar at some of their shows. They could call him The Grim Richards. Thatd be funny.
I think Willie Nelson has all his of them beat and he still does shows. Didnt Les Paul perform into his 90s?
Sammy Hagar! Guy is in great shape. 70 something.
And across the darkness, Keith Richards will laugh.
We need to start thinking about what kind of world were leaving for Keef
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).
The really important question: What kind of world are we leaving to Keith Richards.
Willies health is starting to fail.
I think everyone on the list , if not all, became big stars in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The decade if the ‘20s, the 2020s, is almost here. It’s hard to believe sometimes how much time has passed.
For example, in just a few short months, we will be saying that the Rolling Stones have been a popular group in parts of seven decades — the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s, the 2010s, and now the 2020s.
Great lists and great musicians - melodies and lyrics.
Today’s crop of ‘entertainers’ all play the same old junk - I have no idea who they are and don’t turn the car radio on.
I use youtube for the memories;(
Alway look on the bright side of life
Are Simon and Garfunkel considered rock legends? I mean is their music considered rock?
Some of these posts are very funny!
I was watching the movie Monterey Pop last night and was wishing most of them were dead in 1960.
We all gotta go sometime. But clearly he has things to live for.
Now, myself, I would grow old and get sick and hurt. But I just cant afford it. So Ill be swingin for the fences till He calls me home.
I always thought there was too much ‘goodness’ in his music to want to see him perform. Died at 53. Too late. I made it a point to see all the legends I could before they died or in todays case of those still living: lost their fastball. Backup singers and musicians take a more prominent role in their shows. Saw Eddie Money at a casino 10 years ago. Per Michael Savage: “This guy can still rock”. We are now in geezer rock times. My friends it’s too late.
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