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Too old to rock n’ roll? Think again

Daniel Esparza - published on 02/07/17

Age definitely refines your craft. If you don’t believe so, you better watch this video.

Last October, Indio, California, was home to a rock n’ roll mega concert featuring Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. Even though the show was officially called “Desert Trip,” everybody nicknamed it “Oldchella” (a play on the annual Coachella music festival held in the same area). Actually, Mick Jagger himself took part in the joke, saying that was the “come and see us before we die” tour. But, jokes aside, as reported in this post published by OpenCulture, “they are all still playing with verve, putting on tight, rousing shows.”

The point is age definitely refines your craft. Aging is not, at all, any reason not to do great stuff but, actually, it is quite the opposite: it is about the accumulated experience, talent, wits and work of an entire life. And if you don’t believe it, better take a look at what 81-year-old Bob Wood can do when he enters a guitar shop just for the fun of trying out a nice Epiphone hollow body guitar, covering the classic “Bésame mucho.”

If you want to read the whole post, as published by OpenCulture, you can click here.

Bonus: you don’t want to miss this 73-year-old lady playing “Lay down, Sally” either —

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