From Tom Jones to the Rolling Stones, Who Are the Oldest Swingers in Town?
Mick Jagger, 77
Mick Jagger might be the Rolling Stone who gets most of the publicity, but let’s remember that while he is 77, Keith Richards is also 77, baby of the band Ronnie Wood is 73, and elder statesman Charlie Watts is an amazing 79.
They’ve almost become as legendary for their longevity as their musical success, and there’s no sign of the band giving up despite their current in ability to tour. Mick Jagger recently released a song with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, the duo sening parts to each other back and forth over a month, with Jagger on vocals and guitar and Grohl handling guitar, drums, and bass.
Asked by, appropriately, Rolling Stone magazine if he had spent the time during lockdown bettering himself, Jagger said: “Not really, to be honest. No. It’d be so stupid if I said, [puts on sarcastic voice] “Oh yes. I did say that I bettered myself. It was an introspective time for me.” [The song is] a piss-take out of all these things; I mean, you try and learn another language and all this.”
“But there seems to be, now, a light at the end of the tunnel in a lot of countries. I could see that light, so I thought I’d write a song about all the things that you’ve experienced in lockdown and now hopefully this is going to be the beginning of a bit more freedom.”
Paul McCartney, 78
Last week, April 23rd marked St George’s Day, and Sir Paul McCartney paid tribute to two late Georges associated with The Beatles; his bandmate George Harrison who died in November 2001, aged 58, and Sir George Martin, The Beatles’ record producer, who died in March 2016 at the age of 90.
On his Instagram account, Sir Paul McCartney posted a picture of himself with the two Georges enjoying a cup of tea in The Beatles’ heyday.
The photograph was taken by “Macca”’s late first wife Linda McCartney, who died in April 1998 aged 56.
Sir Paul captioned the snap: “Two great Georges on St George’s Day. Have a happy one – Paul.”
The surviving Beatle also paid tribute to George Harrison on February 25th, for what would have been his 78th birthday.
Paul McCartney’s latest release is resequenced, “alternate universe” version of last year’s trilogy-completing release McCartney III, as performed by Beck, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Damon Albarn, and others.