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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 76)
Birthday: 7/26/43

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

3) Charlie Watts (Age 78)
Birthday: 6/2/41

4) Ronnie Wood (Age 72)
Birthday: 6/1/47

Current status:  The Rolling Stones last toured in 2019, continuing their postponed dates after Mick Jagger’s heart surgery. In December 2019, Ronnie Wood revealed that the band hopes to release a new studio album in 2020.


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

5) David Crosby (Age 78)
Birthday: 8/14/41

6) Stephen Stills (Age 75)
Birthday: 1/3/45

7) Graham Nash (Age 78)
Birthday: 2/2/42

8) Neil Young (Age 74)
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 77)
Birthday: 6/18/42

10) Ringo Starr (Age 79)
Birthday: 7/7/40

Current Status: Paul McCartney’s last new record was released in 2018 and marked his first to debut atop the Billboard 200.  He continues to tour arenas and stadiums worldwide. 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 76)
Birthday: 3/1/44

12) Pete Townshend (Age 74)
Birthday: 5/19/45

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


Fleetwood Mac

13) Mick Fleetwood (Age 72)
Birthday: 6/24/47

14) Christine McVie (Age 76)
Birthday: 7/12/43

15) John McVie (Age 74)
Birthday: 11/26/45

16) Steve Nicks (Age 71)
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.


Bob Dylan

17) Bob Dylan (Age 78)
Birthday: 5/24/41

Current Status: Bob Dylan toured for most of 2019 and the play inspired by his music, “Girl From The North Country,” opens on Broadway in March 2020.


Brian Wilson

18) Brian Wilson (Age 77)
Birthday: 6/20/42

Current Status: Wilson will continue touring in 2020, after postponing several dates due to mental health issues.


Rod Stewart

19) Rod Stewart (Age 75)
Birthday: 1/10/45

Current status: Rod Stewart continues his residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, after revealing he fought and conquered prostate cancer.


Eric Clapton

20) Eric Clapton (Age to 74)
Birthday: 3/30/45

Current status: Eric Clapton recently announced his 2020 European tour dates for the summer.


Elton John

21) Elton John (Age 72)
Birthday: 3/25/47

Current status: Elton continues his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” world tour through the end of 2020, and has also released his autobiography Me.

Last Updated: March 9, 2020

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