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July 26, 2013

Jagger At 70: Time Is Still On His Side

by VOA News

Mick Jagger once said he couldn’t imagine being a rock and roll singer at the age of 50. That was when he was 29.
 
On Friday, he turned 70 and he’s still at it, fronting the Rolling Stones, the longest-running rock and roll band ever, and still pulling off the leaping and prancing moves he first showed with the Stones more than 50 years ago.
 
The only other band to last as long as the Stones was Duke Ellington’s jazz ensemble, but many of its players changed over the years. The Rolling Stones still have most of the members from the early days – Jagger up front, Charlie Watts on drums and Keith Richards and Ron Wood on guitar.

Earlier this month, the band completed its latest tour, a grueling 30-stop trek that ended with a concert in London’s Hyde Park.

In 1964, Jagger and the Stones recorded one of their bigger hits, “Time Is on My Side.” Almost 50 years later, it looks like it still is.