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Offline Johnny Feathers

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2017, 10:34:21 AM »
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Lionel Richie - 68. MAN that guy is a charismatic performer if ever there was one. His voice, stories, energy were all top notch. His stories were FUNNY. Saw him with Mariah on the All The Hits tour. A few of these people on my lists are obvious just "legacy artists" but wow i'll jump at the chance to see him again.

Didn't you see Roger Waters this year?  He's 73.  He might be the oldest one I've seen now.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2017, 12:33:03 PM »
I saw bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley back in either 2013 or 2014. He died last year, at 89 years of age, so he'd have been anywhere from 84-86 when I saw him.

I also saw BB King the year before he died, so he'd have been 88.

He's still kicking, and touring a lot, but I saw Buddy Guy when he was probably around 75.

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« Reply #77 on: August 10, 2017, 01:25:49 PM »
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I saw bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley back in either 2013 or 2014. He died last year, at 89 years of age, so he'd have been anywhere from 84-86 when I saw him.

I also saw BB King the year before he died, so he'd have been 88.

He's still kicking, and touring a lot, but I saw Buddy Guy when he was probably around 75.

I saw Ralph Stanley back when he was on the Down from the Mountain tour, which followed the popularity of O Brother Where Art Thou. That would have been close to 15 years ago now, though, so I'm not sure if he was the oldest I've seen.

How was BB?  I have to admit, it sounds kind of depressing to see someone that old still performing.  I suppose it all depends on the condition they're in, but I thought he had a pretty rough last year or so.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #78 on: August 10, 2017, 01:43:15 PM »
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Lionel Richie - 68. MAN that guy is a charismatic performer if ever there was one. His voice, stories, energy were all top notch. His stories were FUNNY. Saw him with Mariah on the All The Hits tour. A few of these people on my lists are obvious just "legacy artists" but wow i'll jump at the chance to see him again.

Didn't you see Roger Waters this year?  He's 73.  He might be the oldest one I've seen now.

yea but i saw him in 2010 so that was the one that i counted.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #79 on: August 10, 2017, 01:44:44 PM »
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I saw bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley back in either 2013 or 2014. He died last year, at 89 years of age, so he'd have been anywhere from 84-86 when I saw him.

I also saw BB King the year before he died, so he'd have been 88.

He's still kicking, and touring a lot, but I saw Buddy Guy when he was probably around 75.

I saw Ralph Stanley back when he was on the Down from the Mountain tour, which followed the popularity of O Brother Where Art Thou. That would have been close to 15 years ago now, though, so I'm not sure if he was the oldest I've seen.

How was BB?  I have to admit, it sounds kind of depressing to see someone that old still performing. I suppose it all depends on the condition they're in, but I thought he had a pretty rough last year or so.

the only one that was legit tough to watch and made me cringe, A LOT, was Chuck Berry. He was 84 but it was great he was still trying. still, VERY glad i saw him before he passed away.
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #80 on: August 14, 2017, 05:25:10 PM »
Ravi Shankar Nov. 2012, age 92 (his last concert in this lifetime) :'(
Tony Bennett July '17 almost 91
Omara Portuondo June '10 age 79 (sang w/ Buena Vista Social Club)
Dylan Aug. '13 age 72
will be seeing Clapton Sept. 13 age 72

Shankar concert had been postponed almost a year for health reasons. He played beautifully. Daughter Norah Jones was in the audience. He passed away 5 weeks later. I feel very privileged to have been there.
Tony Bennett, what a showman! He and Omara are still energetic performers.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #81 on: August 15, 2017, 01:02:39 PM »
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Ravi Shankar Nov. 2012, age 92 (his last concert in this lifetime) :'(
Tony Bennett July '17 almost 91
Omara Portuondo June '10 age 79 (sang w/ Buena Vista Social Club)
Dylan Aug. '13 age 72
will be seeing Clapton Sept. 13 age 72

Shankar concert had been postponed almost a year for health reasons. He played beautifully. Daughter Norah Jones was in the audience. He passed away 5 weeks later. I feel very privileged to have been there.
Tony Bennett, what a showman! He and Omara are still energetic performers.
I have also seen Tony a few times in the last ten years.
A terrific performer and seems like a true gentleman

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #82 on: August 15, 2017, 01:56:52 PM »
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Ravi Shankar Nov. 2012, age 92 (his last concert in this lifetime) :'(
Tony Bennett July '17 almost 91
Omara Portuondo June '10 age 79 (sang w/ Buena Vista Social Club)
Dylan Aug. '13 age 72
will be seeing Clapton Sept. 13 age 72

Shankar concert had been postponed almost a year for health reasons. He played beautifully. Daughter Norah Jones was in the audience. He passed away 5 weeks later. I feel very privileged to have been there.
Tony Bennett, what a showman! He and Omara are still energetic performers.
I have also seen Tony a few times in the last ten years.
A terrific performer and seems like a true gentleman
they don't make 'em like that anymore!