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Top 21 Rockers Over 70

The Rolling Stones in a promo image for the Steel Wheels tour
The Rolling Stones

“What a drag it is getting old…” – but maybe not for these rockers, who are all 70+ and still going strong. Here’s our list of the top 20 classic rockers over 70:

The Rolling Stones

1) Mick Jagger (Age 77)
Birthday: 7/26/43

2) Keith Richards (Age 76)
Birthday: 12/18/43

3) Charlie Watts (Age 79)
Birthday: 6/2/41

4) Ronnie Wood (Age 73)
Birthday: 6/1/47

Current status:  The Rolling Stones last toured in 2019, continuing their postponed dates after Mick Jagger’s heart surgery. The band released new music in 2020 including the brand new “Living in a Ghost Town” and the previously unreleased 1974 track “Scarlet” which features Jimmy Page on guitar.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

5) David Crosby (Age 79)
Birthday: 8/14/41

6) Stephen Stills (Age 76)
Birthday: 1/3/45

7) Graham Nash (Age 79)
Birthday: 2/2/42

8) Neil Young (Age 75)
Birthday: 11/12/45

Current status: Nash and Young have been estranged from Crosby for several years, and in 2018, Nash said, “Crosby, Stills & Nash will never play another note together.”  All but Stills toured with their solo bands in 2019.

The Beatles

9) Paul McCartney (Age 78)
Birthday: 6/18/42

10) Ringo Starr (Age 80)
Birthday: 7/7/40

Current Status: Paul McCartney continues to tour worldwide and record new music, with his most recent album McCartney III being released in 2020.  Ringo Starr’s latest and 20th studio record, What’s My Name, featured many friends and bandmates including Paul McCartney. He tours yearly with his All Starr Band.

The Who

11) Roger Daltrey (Age 77)
Birthday: 3/1/44

12) Pete Townshend (Age 75)
Birthday: 5/19/45

Current status: The Who continue to tour worldwide, and released a new studio album, WHO, in November 2019.

Fleetwood Mac

13) Mick Fleetwood (Age 73)
Birthday: 6/24/47

14) Christine McVie (Age 77)
Birthday: 7/12/43

15) John McVie (Age 75)
Birthday: 11/26/45

16) Steve Nicks (Age 72)
Birthday:   5/26/48

Current status: Fleetwood Mac staged a very successful 2019 tour sans Lindsey Buckingham, who was replaced by Neil Finn and Mike Campbell. Whether they return to the road postt pandemic remains to be seen, although Mick Fleetwood recently told Rolling Stone that he imagines a Fleetwood Mac farewell tour.

Bob Dylan

17) Bob Dylan (Age 79)
Birthday: 5/24/41

Current Status: Bob Dylan released his 39th studio album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, in June 2020. The album, his first of all original music since 2012, includes the tracks “Murder Most Foul” and “I Contain Multitudes”.

Brian Wilson

18) Brian Wilson (Age 78)
Birthday: 6/20/42

Current Status: After postponing several dates due to mental health issues in 2019 and due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Brian Wilson is scheduled to return to the road in 2021.

Rod Stewart

19) Rod Stewart (Age 76)
Birthday: 1/10/45

Current status: After revealing he fought and conquered prostate cancer back in 2017, Rod Stewart was scheduled to tour North America in the summer of 2020, a plan which was sideline by the coronavirus pandemic.

Eric Clapton

20) Eric Clapton (Age to 75)
Birthday: 3/30/45

Current status: Eric Clapton will tour Europe in 2021 after the dates, originally scheduled for summer 2020, were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elton John

21) Elton John (Age 73)
Birthday: 3/25/47

Current status: Elton will continue his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” world tour in 2021. In late 2019 he released his autobiography Me.

Last Updated: March 6, 2021

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