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Posted on 12/21/2012 8:34:37 AM PST by chessplayer
THERE was Roger Daltrey, 68, with his open shirt revealing a Palm Beach perma-tan, and abs so snare-tight that they immediately raised suspicion. (Implants! charged a few skeptical members of the Twittersphere.)
Last weeks star-studded 12-12-12 concert a showcase of retirement-age rock icons like the Rolling Stones, the Who and Eric Clapton not only raised millions to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, but as the the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden, as Mick Jagger joked onstage, it also inspired viewer debate about whether is it possible to look cool and rebellious after 50 without looking foolish?
I will donate $1,000 to #121212Concert if Roger Daltry buttons his shirt, tweeted Alan Zweibel, 62, a comedy writer.
The quickest route to ridicule, it seems, is for aging rockers to proceed as if nothing has changed.
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I thought jagger was going to break in half. The who showed more restraint I am a fan of both. I thought the stones were a little too out there.
In an interview a day or two befor the concert Pete Townsend came out as a “neo-con” and had hoped that Romney would have won.
I certainly don’t have a problem with any musician continuing to perform.I am musician myself. IMO, it should be done with dignity.. The preening and posturing by singers such as Jagger looks ridiculous for a 69 year old man. Doesn’t he see they that .. is he frigg’n blind ?
A portion of the moves many of these singers utilized, even when they were young, were learned at “ The School of Rock Posturing”..and the moves were always just shy of being silly, even then. And often, as in the case of the floor writhing by Billy Squier in the now famous video, they were career ending.
These old rockers should all take a page from the jazz book and look at how Louis Armstrong, was able to perform, well into old age, with dignity.
I couldn’t bear to tune in. Did McCartney sing “Mary had a little Lamb” or “We’re so Sorry Uncle Barack”?
Jagger wants to show that he’s still “got the moves like Jagger”.
Pathetic has-beens sadly living beyond the lifespan of their talents.
Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison laugh at these old fools from the grave.
Live fast, die young and leave a pretty corpse OR fade away and don't embarrass your legacy is the true spirit of Rock and Roll.
He is not a 'showman', nothing fancy, just solid music, great musicians (Brian Kennedy, Georgie Fame, Candy Dulfer) combined with many changes over the years from blues (tributes to John Lee) to rock (Jackie Wilson Said) to introspection (Poetic Champions) to R&B tinges (Goin Down Geneva), to religious themes (Hymms to the Silence) to Country (Down the Road (not his best effort IMHO)).
I saw him at the Shrine in '72 (Herbie Hancock opened) and at the Masonic in SF three times, once with the late Sam Butera.
But he keeps rolling along on his 401K tours.
In the old days this wasn’t a problem, since back then, music was meant to be heard, not seen.
One word. Eagles
Years ago when Robert Plant had his first solo album out, he was asked, (paraphrase) Do you look back on how you used to perform with your shirt open and feel foolish?
He responded that he still performed that way now.
Roger Daltry, I’ll never forget seeing Tommy at the midnight movies. When he first appears as the adult Tommy, all the girls in audience went wild. It was pretty awesome.
I’ve seen The Who several times but never with Moon. They were great with I think it was John Bohnam’s son on drums???
Never been a fan of the Stones but they’ve been performing forever and people who do like the Stones say they’ve seen them recently and they still rocked. Pretty impressive that Mick can move better than I can and I’m a lot younger.
All the bands I grew up with are retirement age or have lost major members like the loss of The Who’s Thunderfingers, John Entiwstle in the last ten years or so.
I just listened to the entire Tommy and Quadrophenia albums recently and they are timeless; same thing with Queen’s A Night at the Opera. Nice to hear actual musicianship.
Some years ago Letterman had a good Top Ten List about the Stones’ upcoming tour which gave possible names for the tour.My favorite was “Hey,You,Get Off Of My Barcolounger”.
The preening and posturing by singers such as Jagger looks ridiculous for a 69 year old man.
Perhaps, but that wasn’t the point I was trying to make. The fact that he can do it at all, for a two and a half hour performance, at almost 70 years old is amazing. Seems he’s a strong believer in the adage “use it or lose it,” exercise wise.
just messing with you !!!! not a fan, however.
Why is it the “12-12-12” concert? Am I missing something?
Um.... because it took place on December 12, 2012? Just a guess...
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