Oldest Performer You've Seen Who Was Still Excellent

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sternodox, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. markbrow

    markbrow Forum President

    Leonard Cohen, RIP
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  2. samurai

    samurai Forum Resident

    Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Astor Piazzolla
    Kenny Burrell
  3. john beacham

    john beacham Forum Resident

    Saw Paul Simon in JUNE and he was GREAT !!! Saw the Stones 2 years ago and they ROCKED!
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  4. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Doc Watson. Bluegrass festival of some sort along the river in Louisville, KY, somewhere about 1985-86. We'd actually come there for New Grass Revival, and...there he was!
  5. mtruslow

    mtruslow Forum Resident

    Towson, Maryland
    Who else, but Bob Dylan. Saw him in 2015 and he was amazing.
  6. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Jersey Shore
    Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock earlier this year. Simply stunning.

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  7. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert

    Wellington , NZ
    Bo Diddley, on his 70th birthday.
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  8. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Unclassifiable

    Reno, NV
    I'm with the forum country posse on this one: Ray Price. Well into his 70s, but when that voice filled the room ... I've rarely seen an audience so captivated.
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  9. readr

    readr Forum Resident

    Cheap Trick......still got it.
  10. bxbluesman

    bxbluesman Forum Resident

    Bronx, NY
    Probably B.B. King at the Felt Forum in NYC in, I think, 1992. He would have been around 67 at the time. He did sit for much of the show, but he played and sang great. Buddy Guy, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Dr. John were also on the bill. Of course, Buddy Guy stole the show.
  11. Kyhl

    Kyhl formerly known

    Saw him at an outdoor show last month. At 80 years old He rocked!
    Did some history of the blues playing BB style, John Lee style, to Clapton, SRV, and some Hendrix including behind the back. Probably a few more i don't remember anymore.

    He is still amazing.

    Plan to see Herbie Hancock, age 77, at the same venue next month. Looking forward to it.
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  12. bbirch

    bbirch Well-Known Member

    Ramsey Lewis, age 82 in March, 2017. Fabulous.
  13. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. Forum Resident

    Ringo, last year at age 76. Unpretentious, clearly having a blast, totally comfortable in his own skin and putting on a lively, fun show.
  14. mshare

    mshare Forum Resident

    Just got back from a great Who concert in a small casino theater - they are still excellent!
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  15. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    So, so true. I saw him at Knuckleheads Saloon in 2011 and his voice was as rich and full as when he was a young man.
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  16. Trixie Jones

    Trixie Jones Forum Resident

    Not that old, but both in their 70s... saw Van Morrison and Tom Jones last fall and they both could still "bring it on home."
  17. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Merle Haggard 2014, 77 years old, 2 years before he died.
    He sounded great considering his age.
  18. screechmartin

    screechmartin Forum Resident

    British Columbia
    At 74 Jeff Beck is a youngster compared to some on this list, but I think he bears mentioning because he's actually better than he was when he was a younger man. I can't think of another guitarist of his generation who has improved. Usually, they are a shadow of their former selves, or just barely holding their own. I saw Jeff last summer and I thought, "I know it is selfish of me because you might prefer being at home with your feet up, but you simply HAVE to get out and tour more while you can. You owe it to the universe to create as much of that incredible musical mayhem on stage as possible before you shuffle off this mortal coil."
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    Marysville, WA
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  20. SamTheSham968

    SamTheSham968 Well-Known Member

    Jay McShann. A trio in Toronto in the '90s, he was superb.
  21. django68

    django68 Well-Known Member

    Frankie Valli at 82, last year.
  22. squittolo

    squittolo Well-Known Member

    Johnny Hallyday, at 72, on october 2015.
  23. dreambear

    dreambear Forum Resident

    Kalix, Sweden
    I´m surprised that no one have mentionend Jeff Lynne (ELO). At 70 he is still singing with that Beautiful soft voice (OK, he was 69 when this clip was recorded):
  24. rocknsoul74

    rocknsoul74 Forum Resident

    Musicians who were in their 70's when I saw them:
    Elvin Jones
    Sonny Rollins
    Ray Charles
    Paul MCartney
    Tina Turner - 69 or almost 70

    Dave Brubeck- over 80
  25. Pickering33

    Pickering33 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Stanislaw Skrowaczeski conducted Bruckner 5 at the RFH a year or so ago. He was 92 or 93 at the time.
    I've also seen Benny Golson and Barry Harris recently both were well in their 80s. John McLaaughlin was also great recently, I think he's 75.

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