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Offline THRILLHO

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Oldest living artist you've seen?
« on: May 03, 2016, 02:16:53 PM »
we all make jokes about Rolling Stones, Kiss, The Who doing "farewell tours" and then touring again a year later. but who's the oldest you've seen and how old were they at the time you saw them?

Chuck Berry - July 2011 - 84
Brian Wilson - May 2016 - 73, Al Jardine - 73
The Beach Boys - October 2015 - Mike Love 74, Bruce Johnson - 72
The Who - May 2015 - Roger Daltery - 71, Pete Townshend - 69
Alice Cooper - July 2014 - 66
KISS - August 2012 - Gene Simmons - 62, Paul Stanley - 60
Aerosmith - October 2003 - Steven Tyler - 56, the rest late 50's ish i don't want to look them all up lol
Ozzy - October 2003 - 54



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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 02:23:49 PM »
Stones - June 2015 - Jagger 71, Richards 71, Watts 74, Wood 68
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band- February 2016 - Springsteen 66, Tallent 66, Bittan 66, Weinberg 64, Van Zandt 65, Lofgren 64, Scialfa 62 (Tyrell 58, Giordano 61)

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 02:31:07 PM »
Nice kenning!!

I forgot to add Roger Waters - Dec 2010 - 68


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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 03:38:45 PM »
Saw BB King in '02.  Not sure how old he was then but seemed pretty old.
Also The Ventures in '98, but again not sure how old they were at the time.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 03:41:07 PM »
Dave Brubeck in 2009 -- he was 88 at the time.

I suppose Roger Waters is the oldest in Rock music I've seen, but he was probably 63 when I saw him (ca. 2005), but that Dave Brubeck concert was one of the best I've ever seen.  You only had to be a fan of music to appreciate the performance he had, regardless of genre.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 03:59:21 PM »
hmm, good question...Doc Watson would've been 78 when I saw him in 2001.

I know the pianist (Ruben Gonzalez) and singers (Compay Segundo and Ibrahim Ferrer) of The Buena Vista Social Club were waaaayyy up there age-wise when I saw them back around 2000-01. Segundo and Gonzalez each died a year or two later at the ages of 95 and 88, I think.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 04:13:54 PM »
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Saw BB King in '02.  Not sure how old he was then but seemed pretty old.
Also The Ventures in '98, but again not sure how old they were at the time.

i used wikipedia to figure out the ages...

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 07:24:22 AM »
Stones, for sure. And if I ever catch Leonard Cohen, I'm assuming he'll hold the all-time record for awhile yet...

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 07:43:25 AM »
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Stones, for sure. And if I ever catch Leonard Cohen, I'm assuming he'll hold the all-time record for awhile yet...

Last time Leonard Cohen was here a few years ago he seemed more like a compere at the show than anything else.  He's still significantly younger than Chuck Berry so hats off to the member who saw him live.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 07:55:42 AM »
trev - do you know how old the Stones were?

yea the Chuck Berry show was me, it was............interesting. he wasn't really "with" it. most songs didn't get finished kinda deal...

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2016, 08:45:31 AM »
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trev - do you know how old the Stones were?

yea the Chuck Berry show was me, it was............interesting. he wasn't really "with" it. most songs didn't get finished kinda deal...

I watched a recording of him performing at the BBC in the early 1970s recently, and it was really brilliant.  I think he was in his mid-40s at the time.  It's hard to imagine what he's like now - won't he be 90 this year?

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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2016, 11:56:01 AM »
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trev - do you know how old the Stones were?

I saw them the same time U2Ken did by the looks of it, so those ages probably.

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Last time Leonard Cohen was here a few years ago he seemed more like a compere at the show than anything else.  He's still significantly younger than Chuck Berry so hats off to the member who saw him live.

Interesting. I've heard people say they still enjoyed him live, but maybe that's an all things considered type of deal...?

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2016, 12:16:35 PM »
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trev - do you know how old the Stones were?

I saw them the same time U2Ken did by the looks of it, so those ages probably.

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Last time Leonard Cohen was here a few years ago he seemed more like a compere at the show than anything else.  He's still significantly younger than Chuck Berry so hats off to the member who saw him live.

Interesting. I've heard people say they still enjoyed him live, but maybe that's an all things considered type of deal...?

People who love Leonard Cohen love Leonard Cohen - he can't put a foot wrong.  In fact the older he gets the more people seem to like him  :)

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2016, 12:28:32 PM »
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Dave Brubeck in 2009 -- he was 88 at the time.

I suppose Roger Waters is the oldest in Rock music I've seen, but he was probably 63 when I saw him (ca. 2005), but that Dave Brubeck concert was one of the best I've ever seen.  You only had to be a fan of music to appreciate the performance he had, regardless of genre.
Brubeck would've been awesome to see!  He played a few years ago at a small church in Vancouver, WA just across the river from me in Portland, and I wish I'd gone.  Big fan.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2016, 12:46:58 PM »
Paul McCartney 71, in 2013