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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2016, 03:48:45 PM »
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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?
yes. his son was on the bass and he pretty much carried the show.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2016, 05:38:33 PM »
wikipedia will tell you there ages, then subtract the current age from the date you saw the show.

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2016, 08:39:47 AM »
Wikipedia is great that way.  That's how I checked Brubeck's age.

The fantastic thing of that show was that he brought on a whole quartet.  He was touring behind an album (London Flat, London Sharp) that he told the audience he had composed in perhaps the past decade or so (at the time).  He said that his band at the time couldn't play the music (he was a master of complex time signatures), so he sat on the music until his band could play it.  At which point he finally recorded, released, and toured it.  It is one of my favorite albums ever as the man was a composer and pianist like few others.  He also lived in the vicinity of where I was living, so he was a local superstar. 

Other memories of that show were that he explained to the audience that he composed a piece of music everyday from the time he was in college.  He often threw them out, but he didn't know how not to compose.  The show was short and sweet (70 minutes), and when the audience asked for an encore, the quartet came out played a standard lullaby (one everyone would know) in a Brubeck style.  It was fantastic.  He turned 90 a little over a year later, and I believed he passed on a little after his birthday when he turned 91.

It's all a great memory.  I'm a pianist, myself, so I get amazed by anyone that can play a piano well, especially jazz pianists whom I have never been able to emulate. 

Oh yeah... I'm jealous of the person who saw Ruben Gonzalez.  He was an awesome pianist too and performed into his 90's.  I didn't discover him until after he past on. 

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2016, 05:24:15 PM »
I saw The Who last month: Daltrey is 72; Townsend is 70
I saw Paul McCartney last summer at age 73.
I saw Tony Bennett in August 2014, he was 88. Still going strong! He is amazing.
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2016, 05:33:07 PM »
Anyone going to Oldchella? Average age of the performers is about 71.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2016, 05:21:28 AM »
Ravi Shankar

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2016, 06:11:30 AM »
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Ravi Shankar
REALLY?

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2016, 04:44:19 PM »
Saw the Who Friday night. Daltry 72 Townshend 70. They don't run around like they did 40 years ago but they still give a great performance

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2016, 07:02:22 AM »
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Ravi Shankar
REALLY?

so how old was ravi when feedback saw him?

In 1992, he was 72. So yeah at the time he was the oldest living artist. The second oldest living was Dylan in 2002 on the 'Love and Theft' tour.
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2016, 03:23:37 PM »
Poco
Loggins & Messina
Bowie
Deep Purple


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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2016, 04:26:20 PM »
whats a poco

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2016, 04:37:07 PM »
I was lucky enough to see Les Paul perform at a Rock Hall tribute show less than a year before he passed away. His performance was enjoyable of course, but the best parts about the experience were all the stories that he told while he was onstage, reminiscing about the past years of his life. It was just amazing to be in the same room as such a crucial figure in the development in rock music.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2016, 05:37:58 PM »
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I was lucky enough to see Les Paul perform at a Rock Hall tribute show less than a year before he passed away. His performance was enjoyable of course, but the best parts about the experience were all the stories that he told while he was onstage, reminiscing about the past years of his life. It was just amazing to be in the same room as such a crucial figure in the development in rock music.

his age and the year you saw it?

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2016, 05:56:32 PM »
Think Les died at age 91 or 92.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2016, 06:15:03 AM »
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whats a poco
Poco was a band, included Jimmy Messina, and , um...oh heck, I forget who else. They were kinda mellow. Good old stuff, though.