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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!

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #83 on: September 23, 2017, 07:58:03 PM »
last night i saw Depeche Mode. Their ages are
Martin Gore <56>
Dave Gahan <55>
Andy Fletcher <56>

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2017, 08:56:39 PM »
The Beach Boys 2008 Brian Wilson 65
The Rolling Stones 2013 Jagger 69
The Who 2016 Pete Townsend 70
Black Sabbath 2016 Ozzy 67
The Wailers 2006 mid 60s for most of the group.
Paul McCartney 2016 Paul 74 Special Guest Bob Weir of grateful Dead Bob was 68 at the time.

All the other bands I've seen have been in their early 30s to mid 50s. 311, Stone Temple Pilots , Helmet, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Third Eye Blind,RATM Deftones, Mastodon, Incubus, U2, Chili peppers, ext. Its Only Rock n' Roll..... 
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #85 on: October 04, 2017, 09:13:55 PM »
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The Beach Boys 2008 Brian Wilson 65
The Rolling Stones 2013 Jagger 69
The Who 2016 Pete Townsend 70
Black Sabbath 2016 Ozzy 67
The Wailers 2006 mid 60s for most of the group.
Paul McCartney 2016 Paul 74 Special Guest Bob Weir of grateful Dead Bob was 68 at the time.

All the other bands I've seen have been in their early 30s to mid 50s. 311, Stone Temple Pilots , Helmet, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Third Eye Blind,RATM Deftones, Mastodon, Incubus, U2, Chili peppers, ext. Its Only Rock n' Roll.....

Was Brian Wilson touring with The Beach Boys in '08?

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #86 on: October 04, 2017, 09:32:25 PM »
Yeah, Brian and the boys were doing a show in DC and I saw them perform a short set outside for a 4th of July celebration. It was pretty good.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2017, 08:44:31 AM »
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Yeah, Brian and the boys were doing a show in DC and I saw them perform a short set outside for a 4th of July celebration. It was pretty good.
i'd love to have seen that show.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2017, 09:11:33 AM »
Off to see Neil Diamond in a couple of weeks. Does Elvis on the big screen with an orchestra count? ;)

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2017, 11:32:44 AM »
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Yeah, Brian and the boys were doing a show in DC and I saw them perform a short set outside for a 4th of July celebration. It was pretty good.
i'd love to have seen that show.

i wasn't aware of this 08 show either but you do know all the living original members toured in 2012 behind a new album featuring the OGs? i didn't see it but i've seen the Mike Love Boys twice and Brian last year.