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The coming death of just about every rock legend
The Week dot com ^ | August 31, 2019 | Damon Linker

Posted on 08/31/2019 9:59:55 AM PDT by Rebelbase

[Snip] Yes, we've lost some already. On top of the icons who died horribly young decades ago — Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, John Lennon — there's the litany of legends felled by illness, drugs, and just plain old age in more recent years: George Harrison, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty.

Those losses have been painful. But it's nothing compared with the tidal wave of obituaries to come. The grief and nostalgia will wash over us all. Yes, the Boomers left alive will take it hardest — these were their heroes and generational compatriots. But rock remained the biggest game in town through the 1990s, which implicates GenXers like myself, no less than plenty of millennials.

All of which means there's going to be an awful lot of mourning going on.

Behold the killing fields that lie before us: Bob Dylan (78 years old); Paul McCartney (77); Paul Simon (77) and Art Garfunkel (77); Carole King (77); Brian Wilson (77); Mick Jagger (76) and Keith Richards (75); Joni Mitchell (75); Jimmy Page (75) and Robert Plant (71); Ray Davies (75); Roger Daltrey (75) and Pete Townshend (74); Roger Waters (75) and David Gilmour (73); Rod Stewart (74); Eric Clapton (74); Debbie Harry (74); Neil Young (73); Van Morrison (73); Bryan Ferry (73); Elton John (72); Don Henley (72); James Taylor (71); Jackson Browne (70); Billy Joel (70); and Bruce Springsteen (69, but turning 70 next month).

A few of these legends might manage to live into their 90s, despite all the … wear and tear to which they've subjected their bodies over the decades. But most of them will not.

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Keith Richards is going to be mighty lonely.
1 posted on 08/31/2019 9:59:55 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Except for Keith Richards


2 posted on 08/31/2019 10:01:41 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Rebelbase

A hundred years from now young people will be asking who all those names were. And they’ll be asking Keith Richards.


3 posted on 08/31/2019 10:03:43 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Rebelbase

SO?
Maybe they can get BOC to play ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ at their funerals.


4 posted on 08/31/2019 10:05:08 AM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: Rebelbase

Keith should sport a “Grim Reaper” suit with a scythe-headed guitar at some of their shows. They could call him The Grim Richards. That’d be funny.


5 posted on 08/31/2019 10:05:33 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Rebelbase

I think Willie Nelson has all his of them beat and he still does shows. Didn’t Les Paul perform into his 90’s?


6 posted on 08/31/2019 10:07:15 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: rstrahan

7 posted on 08/31/2019 10:07:58 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Rebelbase

Sammy Hagar! Guy is in great shape. 70 something.


8 posted on 08/31/2019 10:08:56 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (I'm not tired of Winning yet! Please, continue on!)
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To: Rebelbase
A new ice age will render the globe desolate and mute, the Sun will become a red giant and devour the Earth, the galaxy will be split asunder by the approaching Andromeda, the universe will tear itself apart via the runaway metric expansion of space culminating in the Big Rip...

And across the darkness, Keith Richards will laugh.

9 posted on 08/31/2019 10:10:11 AM PDT by Ciaphas Cain (Hillary has more mysterious deaths around her than Jessica Fletcher.)
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To: Rebelbase

We need to start thinking about what kind of world we’re leaving for Keef


10 posted on 08/31/2019 10:10:27 AM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Bob Dylan (78 years old); Paul McCartney (77); Paul Simon (77) and Art Garfunkel (77); Carole King (77); Brian Wilson (77); Mick Jagger (76) and Keith Richards (75); Joni Mitchell (75); Jimmy Page (75) and Robert Plant (71); Ray Davies (75); Roger Daltrey (75) and Pete Townshend (74); Roger Waters (75) and David Gilmour (73); Rod Stewart (74); Eric Clapton (74); Debbie Harry (74); Neil Young (73); Van Morrison (73); Bryan Ferry (73); Elton John (72); Don Henley (72); James Taylor (71); Jackson Browne (70); Billy Joel (70); and Bruce Springsteen (69, but turning 70 next month).
[singing] a-lo-ha-oh-way...

11 posted on 08/31/2019 10:10:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Rebelbase

The really important question: What kind of world are we leaving to Keith Richards.


12 posted on 08/31/2019 10:10:47 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Schumer delenda est.)
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To: BradyLS

Willie’s health is starting to fail.


13 posted on 08/31/2019 10:12:10 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Rebelbase

I think everyone on the list , if not all, became big stars in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The decade if the ‘20s, the 2020s, is almost here. It’s hard to believe sometimes how much time has passed.

For example, in just a few short months, we will be saying that the Rolling Stones have been a popular group in parts of seven decades — the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, the 2000s, the 2010s, and now the 2020s.


14 posted on 08/31/2019 10:13:16 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Rebelbase

Great lists and great musicians - melodies and lyrics.

Today’s crop of ‘entertainers’ all play the same old junk - I have no idea who they are and don’t turn the car radio on.

I use youtube for the memories;(


15 posted on 08/31/2019 10:14:40 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers)
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To: right way right

“Alway look on the bright side of life”

https://youtu.be/WoaktW-Lu38


16 posted on 08/31/2019 10:14:42 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Rebelbase

Are Simon and Garfunkel considered rock legends? I mean is their music considered rock?


17 posted on 08/31/2019 10:15:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bethelgrad

Some of these posts are very funny!

I was watching the movie Monterey Pop last night and was wishing most of them were dead in 1960.


18 posted on 08/31/2019 10:15:42 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Guenevere

We all gotta go sometime. But clearly he has things to live for.

Now, myself, I would grow old and get sick and hurt. But I just can’t afford it. So I’ll be swingin’ for the fences till He calls me home.


19 posted on 08/31/2019 10:16:04 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I always thought there was too much ‘goodness’ in his music to want to see him perform. Died at 53. Too late. I made it a point to see all the legends I could before they died or in todays case of those still living: lost their fastball. Backup singers and musicians take a more prominent role in their shows. Saw Eddie Money at a casino 10 years ago. Per Michael Savage: “This guy can still rock”. We are now in geezer rock times. My friends it’s too late.


20 posted on 08/31/2019 10:16:46 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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