Oldest Performer You've Seen Who Was Still Excellent

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  1. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    Midwest via Boston
    Saw McCartney last summer (he was 74) and Billy Joel last summer (he was 67). Both were fantastic. Also saw Ringo in 2014 (he was 74) and he was also great.
  2. Eiricd

    Eiricd Forum Resident

    Alice cooper. This week.
    Still very much at the top of his game
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  3. kinkling

    kinkling Forum Resident

    John Lee Hooker
  4. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    Niles, Ohio
    Earl Scruggs @ Hardly Strictly, 2011.
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  5. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    Delbert McClinton, 2007
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  6. Edwin Hawley

    Edwin Hawley Forum Resident

    Okobojo, SD
    Saw the Oak Ridge Boys last Saturday and they were fantastic. Group members aged 69-78.
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  7. Scooter59

    Scooter59 Forum Resident

    Going to see a 78-year-old Ian Hunter tonight. From what I've read, the show in L.A. last night was pretty great.
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  8. Brother Maynard

    Brother Maynard Forum Resident

    Dallas, TX
  9. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Richard Thompson
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  10. Burt

    Burt Forum Resident

    Kirkwood, MO
    I saw Dick about thirteen years ago and it was a superb show, also at around the same time I saw David Allan Coe. Also great.

    Both are still gigging. I understand Mr. Dale is in pretty sad shape but have not seen him in person.
  11. Sax-son

    Sax-son Forum Resident

    Three Rivers, CA
    I saw Chuck Berry in the early 1970's and he absolutely killed it. It's almost impossible to get up there at almost 90 years old and still do what you did in your prime. John Lee Hooker and B B King were doing the same thing and really irritating their fans. I think Grace Slick had the right philosophy. She quit while she was ahead of the game.
  12. RatFarm

    RatFarm Forum Resident

    NC, USA
    Love them also!
  13. Hell on Reels

    Hell on Reels Well-Known Member

    Santa Barbara Ca
    Stefane Grapelli
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  14. FrixFrixFrix

    FrixFrixFrix Forum Resident

    Parts Unknown
    Ravi Shankar was 89 when I saw him at Carnegie Hall in 2009. It was mesmerizing.
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  15. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
    I saw Doc Cheatham live in 1995 when he was 90 years old. He was great.
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  16. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Well-Known Member

    Jeff Beck is awesome but as for other guitarists of his generation there's John Mclaughlin who is a year older than Jeff and plays incredibly demanding material. Jeff calls him the greatest musician alive.
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  17. mikedifr0923

    mikedifr0923 Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    He was sharp into his late 60s!

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  18. MelodyFair

    MelodyFair Histoire de Melody Fair

    Vancouver BC
    Paul McCartney 5 years ago.
  19. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

    Willie Nelson. I saw him five days ago and I thought he was great.
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  20. Who'sTommy

    Who'sTommy Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    Gary Brooker (72) two weeks ago and Ritchie Blackmore (72) last month. Both superb!
  21. jlf

    jlf Forum Resident

    United States
    It's amazing how these folks are kinda redefining what it means to be old. For the most part, they're not confined to their porch waving their canes and saying, "Back in my day...". They're still out there, great or not, making music and performing for big crowds. For what it's worth, I'm glad these people didn't hang it up at 30. They're proving that artists can still be vital long after the normal age rock rock music retirement.
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  22. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. Forum Resident

    Tony Bennett, some years back, at Neil Young's Bridge School benefit. He was 78 at the time and totally killed it. The crowd loved him.
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  23. John Adam

    John Adam An Introvert In Paradise

    Tina Turner, who was the BEST, I might add. It was a while back.
    She is my Grandmother's age, which I can't imagine her rocking out in her 5o's and 6o's........
  24. Emilio

    Emilio Forum Resident

    French singer Charles Aznavour on the day he turned 89 - May 22 2013. His voice was perfect and he moved effortlessly on stage, even dancing a little.
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  25. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    los angeles
    Ian Hunter last week at 78
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