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As Old As The Rolling Stones

Last Friday, July 12, 2012 was the fiftieth anniversary of the Rolling Stones. It was on July 12, 1962 that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones played their first gig together at the Marquee Club in London as the Rollin’ Stones. The didn’t have Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman or the G on the end of Rolling yet.

It’s great that the music my parents and teachers were so sure was a fad and would be forgotten in two years has lasted fifty years but on the other hand it’s sad that the Stones are the exception to the rule and that so few other classic rock bands aren’t also celebrating fifty years.

The Moody Blues may still be around but they’ve dwindled down to only three original members, Ray Davies still performers but there are no more Kinks and The Who are down to only two.

Hey, I just thought of something, in three years will be MY fiftieth anniversary in rock and roll! It was at the Christmas party for my fifth grade class in 1965 that neighbor Craig Relyea and cousin Monte Solovy and I performed with our acoustic guitars and sang some Beach Boy tunes. That means I’ve been performing in rock bands only three years less than The Rolling Stones. God, I’m old!

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