Oldest living artist you've seen?

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THRILLHO

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Oldest living artist you've seen?
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:23:15 AM »
so this is a thread i've started on a few forums including @U2 and it's always fun to see who's seen who before they called it quits, etc. we all make jokes about Rolling Stones, Kiss, The Who doing "farewell tours" and then touring again a year later. but who's the oldest you've seen and how old were they at the time you saw them?

Chuck Berry - July 2011 - 84
Nick Mason - October 2022 - 79
Paul McCartney - June 2019 - 77
Arthur Brown - July 2019 - 77
Stevie Nicks - March 2024 - 75
Billy Joel - March 2024 - 74
Jackson Browne and James Taylor - October 2021 - 73 <both>
John Lodge - July 2019 - 73
Brian Wilson - May 2016 - 73, Al Jardine - 73
The Beach Boys - October 2015 - Mike Love 74, Bruce Johnson - 72
Yes - July 2019 Steve Howe - 73, Alan White - 70
Elton John - Dec 2018 - 71
The Who - May 2015 - Roger Daltery - 71, Pete Townshend - 69
Carl Palmer - July 2019 - 69
Dennis DeYoung - May 2016 - 69
Dolly Parton - Dec 2016 - 69
Phil Collins - Sept 2019 - 68
Lionel Richie - August 2017 - 68
Geoff Downes - July 2019 - 66
Peter Frampton - May 2016 - 66
Alice Cooper - July 2014 - 66
John Waite - May 2016 - 64
KISS - August 2012 - Gene Simmons - 62, Paul Stanley - 60
Donny and Marie Osmond - July 2018 - Donny - 60 Marie - 58
Aerosmith - October 2003 - Steven Tyler - 56, the rest late 50's ish i don't want to look them all up lol
Ozzy - October 2003 - 54

tonight my wife and i saw Donny and Marie Osmond, it was her mothers day gift, they were really good and very funny! Donny - 60 and Marie - 58
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 12:40:32 AM »
I saw Leonard Cohen in 2012. He was 78. Great concert with 30 songs.

Also saw Sting and Peter Gabriel together in 2016, they were 64 and 66 at the time.

All the other artists I saw were under 60 I would say.
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 12:56:21 AM »
o and also Dolly Parton who was 69 when i saw her in Dec. 2016!

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 08:53:29 AM »
Mark Knopfler (68) was 65 when I saw him. Patti Smith (71) is on the who-I-want-to-see-list!
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 08:58:33 AM »
Neil Young, a couple years ago so he would have been 69 or 70

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 09:28:07 AM »
Most of the people I've seen have been in their 40s or 50s.  I did see Garbage in 2015 and a couple of their members were in their 60s...Butch Vig was 60 and Duke Erikson was 64.
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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 10:08:03 AM »
Tony Bennett - 90
Bob Dylan - 75
Paul McCartney - 74
The Zombies (Argent - 71, Blunstone - 71, Hugh Grundy - 71, Chris White - 73)
Alice Cooper - 70
Donovan - 70
The Monkees - (Micky - 71, Mike - 73, Peter - 74)


Going to see Paul Simon's "final" concert in Queens, NY in September - 76


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I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 10:10:53 AM »
BJ Thomas (75)

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THRILLHO

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 01:33:44 PM »
ya so in the bucket list i only have Elton <im putting aside money now to see him in Dec, well my wife and i>

and McCartney i hope he plays here next year.

and not that i know shit about Vig but i had no idea he was 60!

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 04:14:18 PM »
Mavis Staples, who was 76 at the time, I believe.  Front row, insanely good show.

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 05:59:30 PM »
The Stones.


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THRILLHO

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 08:54:48 PM »
The Stones.

any idea what year you saw them?

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 09:25:08 PM »
The Stones.

any idea what year you saw them?

2007 at the O2 arena in London on the Bigger Bang tour.  It wasn't their best tour but they played shedloads of different songs from their back catalogue throughout the tour.  Something like 80.  They were in the early sixties.  Mick is a freak of nature.





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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 09:27:49 PM »
George Jones at the Opery 2007
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THRILLHO

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Re: Oldest living artist you've seen?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2018, 09:35:50 PM »
The Stones.

any idea what year you saw them?

2007 at the O2 arena in London on the Bigger Bang tour.  It wasn't their best tour but they played shedloads of different songs from their back catalogue throughout the tour.  Something like 80.  They were in the early sixties.  Mick is a freak of nature.

im barely even a casual RS fan but thats cool to hear they played different songs. i just imagined theyve been on autopilot with an unchanging setlist exclusively of the hits since, idk, Voodoo Lounge?