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Monday, July 12, 2010

Turn 70. Act Your Grandchild’s Age.

by Kate Zernike, The New York Times

Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday last week by playing at Radio City Music Hall and saying his new hero is B. B. King, still jamming in his 80s.

Ringo at 70: ‘I’m Not Hiding From It, You Know’ (July 6, 2010)
Robert Butler, Aging Expert, Is Dead at 83 (July 7, 2010) Joining Mr. Starr in his 70s next year will be the still-performing Bob Dylan (“May you stay forever young”) and Paul Simon (“How terribly strange to be 70”). Following soon after will be Roger Daltrey (“Hope I die before I get old”) and Mick Jagger, who is reported to have said, several grandchildren ago, “I’d rather be dead than singing ‘Satisfaction’ at 45.”


1 comment:

  1. Loved this article. Good points on both sides of the issue but I think one of the most important points is DON'T STOP, DON'T "Retire". Granted, you might change what you're doing, but keep DOING! :) And, as a member of the too-busy-to-be-aging baby boomers generation, caring for elderly parents and granny-nanny-ing grandchildren, I LOVE "acting" like my grandkids - playing monster tag, blowing bubbles, and having fun with grandkids near and far as we play with our Webkinz stuffed animals - on and off the computer. They last at activities much longer than I, but they help keep my attitude fun and young. Very healthy! I can vouch for that! :)


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