If it's a drag getting old, you'd never know it to watch Mick Jagger, who is celebrating his 70th birthday today, July 26th.
Hey, Happy Birthday, Mick! **** You could do a lot worse at 70, eh?
"The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band with new music and an extensive tour. Jagger can still move like, well, Jagger, his sinewy dancing and endless energy showing little sign of flagging despite his grandfatherly age. (The man has two children in their 40s, for Pete's sake!) He's made classic records, kept the gossip columns busy and always maintained an astute eye on the spotlight.
Besides, Jagger is only the latest of the 1960s musical heroes -- the backbeat of every classic rock station and baby-boomer record collection -- to cross the three-score-and-ten age threshold.
Paul McCartney turned 70 last year. So did Brian Wilson. Bob Dylan hit 70 two years ago. Grace Slick, Paul Simon, Jagger's bandmate Charlie Watts -- they're all in their seventies.
So go ahead and sneer at them like the oldsters of their own youth did. Mick and his ageless friends are having the last laugh."