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Top 20 Rockers Over 70

The Rolling Stones in a promo image for the Steel Wheels tour
The Rolling Stones in a promo shot for the band’s Steel Wheels tour of 1989
“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 (74)
Birthday: 7/26/43

2) Keith Richards (73)
Birthday: 12/18/43

3) Charlie Watts (76)
Birthday: 6/2/41

4) Ronnie Wood (70)
Birthday: 6/1/47

Current status: The Rolling Stones last toured in 2016, and in July 2017, it was reported that they were getting ready to record their first album of original material in more than a decade.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

5) David Crosby (76)
Birthday: 8/14/41

6) Stephen Stills (72)
Birthday: 1/3/45

7) Graham Nash (75)
Birthday: 2/2/42

8) Neil Young (71)
Birthday: 11/12/45

Current status: Although Nash and Young have been estranged from Crosby for several years, a reunion is now possible for political reasons. “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young could reunite — because they hate Trump more than each other,” say several inside sources.

The Beatles

9) Paul McCartney (75)
Birthday: 6/18/42

10) Ringo Starr (77)
Birthday: 7/7/40

Current Status: Paul McCartney’s last new record was in 2016, and he continues to tour arenas and stadiums worldwide. Ringo’s new album is coming out this month, and he tours constantly with his All Starr Band.

The Who

11) Roger Daltrey (73)
Birthday: 3/1/44

12) Pete Townshend (72)
Birthday: 5/19/45

Current status: The Who continue to tour worldwide, and Daltrey and Townshend also tour on solo projects.

Fleetwood Mac

13) Mick Fleetwood (70)
Birthday: 6/24/47

14) Christine McVie (74)
Birthday: 7/12/43

15) John McVie (71)
Birthday: 11/26/45

Current status: Fleetwood Mac continues one of their biggest ever tours, along with two members that have not yet reached the 70-year milestone – Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

Bob Dylan

16) Bob Dylan (76)
Birthday: 5/24/41

Current Status: Dylan just released a new three-disc album, won a Nobel Prize last year, has written the music and lyrics for a show running on London’s West End, and continues to tour.

Brian Wilson

17) Brian Wilson (75)
Birthday: 6/20/42

Current Status: Wilson is currently on tour celebrating the 50th-anniversary of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. He’ll release a solo anthology compilation album later this month.

Rod Stewart

18) Rod Stewart (72)
Birthday: 1/10/45

Current status: Rod Stewart has teamed up with the group DNCE to record a new version of “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” which they recently performed at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

Eric Clapton

19) Eric Clapton (72)
Birthday: 3/30/45

Current status: Eric Clapton is wrapping up his world tour this month, after releasing Live in San Diego, his thirteenth live album, last fall. The album featured J. J. Cale, Robert Cray, Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks.

Elton John

20) Elton John (70)
Birthday: 3/25/47

Current status: Elton continues his world tour all year, including his residency stand at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.


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