I just read that Mick Jagger turned 70 yesterday. (Keith Richards hits the big 7-0 in a few months.) If Jagger has lost a step, it’s not evident. The Rolling Stones are still touring, still recording. The group celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with four mega-concerts featuring, without doubt, Jagger bounding about on stage like a teenager. This from a guy who once said he’d be dead before he’d sing “Satisfaction” at age 45.
Jagger’s got plenty of company. Paul McCartney is 71, as is Paul Simon and Carole King. Bob Dylan is 70. Irma Thomas (“soul queen of New Orleans”) is 72. At a mere 63, Bruce Springsteen is a veritable youngster.
The evidence is in – Want to stay young? Keep the music playing!