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    The coming death of just about every rock legend

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    https://theweek.com/articles/861750/...ry-rock-legend

    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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    Mick Fleetwood is 72
    Peter Green is 72
    They both already outlived Danny Kirwan

    Donald Fagen is 71 and already outlived Walter Becker

    Ian Anderson is 72 and Jethro Tull died way back in 1741!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Mick Fleetwood is 72
    Peter Green is 72
    They both already outlived Danny Kirwan

    Donald Fagen is 71 and already outlived Walter Becker

    Ian Anderson is 72 and Jethro Tull died way back in 1741!!!


    Were these people larger than life to us because they were way more visible above the routine of life in the 60's and 70's? So much more noise and distractions in life these days, seems to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF View Post


    Were these people larger than life to us because they were way more visible above the routine of life in the 60's and 70's? So much more noise and distractions in life these days, seems to me.
    I think you've hit on something there .....

    In the war zone (late 60's), we were frequently out of radio range (AFVN), so records and tapes were our music sources . Everything came from the PX .... had lots of Santana , CCR ,Stones ..etc. The bars and clubs were limited to the same selections that we got.
    It was just so limited that maybe they got more attention than is possible in today's crowded music scrum.
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    Music lives on

    Mozart is dead. Beethoven is dead. Bach is dead. Their music lives on forever. Roll over Beethoven...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz The Cat View Post
    Mozart is dead. Beethoven is dead. Bach is dead. Their music lives on forever. Roll over Beethoven...
    yes, but .....

    we enjoy the music of these deceased composers , but when a musician dies they no longer produce any output and many of the above still are alive and creating.

    Didn't LVB die at about 57 ?? Imagine what more greatness he could have produced if he'd lived longer
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    Beethoven was deaf

    In his last years Beethoven was more or less deaf. Roll over...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Mick Fleetwood is 72
    Peter Green is 72
    They both already outlived Danny Kirwan
    ... and Bob Weston, and Bob Welch.

    For both my sister and I, we knew the passing of Danny Kirwan would be our Rubicon crossing event. End of an era, a painful loss and feeling old. And it was. We will never be the same again.

    Carlos Santana is 72, born about two weeks before me.

    Chris Hillman is 74. Roger McGuinn is 77. David Crosby is 78. Michael Clarke, Gene Clark, and Gram Parsons all died too young from drink and/or drugs.

    Stephen Stills is 74.
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