Reaching the age of 70 doesn’t have to mean the end of a career in the music industry. Temple senior care providers believe that seniors can still enjoy playing music or pursuing their interests at any age. There are several famous artists still filling the seats and making original music well into their 70s. In doing so, these five inspirational senior musicians prove that age really is just a number.
1. Mick Jagger
At 73 years old, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones don’t show any signs of slowing down. Mick has been active in the music industry for roughly 54 years. Though he started out playing for free in basement clubs around London, the Rolling Stones eventually became popular and are still a powerful force on the music scene.
2. Paul McCartney
A little older at 74, Paul McCartney is most famous for his years he spent with the Beatles. After the breakup of the popular band, McCartney enjoyed a successful solo career and also founded the band, Wings. He is still performing in the largest venues across the globe and is admired for his musical genius.
3. Bob Dylan
Arguably the greatest songwriter of all time, Bob Dylan recently enjoyed his 75th birthday. Dylan’s politically and socially fueled lyrics influenced the counterculture of the ‘60s. As of 2016, Dylan is on tour and playing up to six shows per week.
4. Aretha Franklin
Seventy-four-year-old Aretha Franklin is known for her powerful voice and her tremendous work ethic. She’s had 20 number-one hits throughout her career and is still very active in the industry to this day.
5. Eric Clapton
Mr. “Slow Hands” himself is the baby of this prestigious group at a young 71 years of age. Clapton has proven himself to be one of the most respected guitarists and songwriters of the last 100 years. To prove it, he released his twenty-third studio album earlier in 2016.
These five seniors prove everyday that age shouldn’t limit you from pursuing your interests. Let your loved one maintain an active and vital life with help from Home Care Assistance. We provide flexible live-in, hourly, and Temple respite care that mentally and emotionally stimulates seniors while we help them accomplish daily tasks around the house. Call a friendly Care Manager today at 254-856-0600 to learn more about our comprehensive services.