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Bo Diddley is still alive
August 28, 2007 06:56PM
I'm always surprised to see news stories about the state of Bo Diddley's health, since I could swear he died 20 years ago. Anyhow, I guess he just had a heart attack and I wish him well.

It was the same thing when Fats Domino was rescued from New Orleans after Katrina. I was amazed, since I was convinced he'd been dead for years.

How about Chubby Checker? Is he still alive?
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 28, 2007 07:06PM
Oh, I'm well aware that Bo's still with us cuz he comes thru town every now and again - saw him a few years ago. Beware! He actually doesn't do much BoDiddley-beat type stuff, more Chicago blooz. But if that's your bag, he's fun.

I was actually reading about Chubby recently and he's basically given up trying to do anything else except The Twist on the nostalgia/state fair circuit. Lawd knows he tried - psychedelia, disco, nothing stuck. He'll twist into the grave.
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 28, 2007 07:16PM
his prog phase was interesting..........
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 29, 2007 12:51AM
Friends of mine honeymooned in New Orleans 12-13 years ago, and came back reporting that Fats Domino was alive...and I was surprised.
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 29, 2007 01:28AM
the ramones are dead
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 29, 2007 03:29AM
over 70:

Les Paul (92)
Mitch Miller (at 96!)
Earl Scruggs
Doc Severinsen
Ravi Shankar
Andy Williams
Bobby Vinton
Abe Vigoda
Bill Wyman
Pete Seeger
Leon Redbone
Luciano Pavarotti
Johnny Mathis
Steve Lawrence
Englebert
Goulet & Gorme
Lena Horne
Tony Bennett
Harry Belafonte
BB
Little Richard
Chuck Berry (80)
Jerry Lee Lewis
Everly Bros
Frankie Valli
Trini Lopez
Porter Wagoner
Kitty Wells
Slim Whitman
Tammy Wynette
Hank Thompson
Mel Tillis
Willie
Loretta Lynn
George Jones
Mickey Gilley
Merle Haggard
Jimmie Dean
Charlie Daniels
Glen Campbell
Eddy Arnold



Post Edited (11-01-07 03:17)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 29, 2007 07:49AM
Several years ago a friend of mine went to a Day of the Dead party where attendees were supposed to dress as their favorite dead person. So he put on a white shirt and tie, pinned a picture of Marilyn Monroe on his shirt, carried around an old portable typewriter, etc., and went as Arthur Miller. He got very tired of being told that Miller was still alive (at the time) and wished he'd gone with Plan B, which was to dress in drag, wear a crown, and pin a stuffed horse to himself and go as Catherine the Great.

Another friend of mine got so tired of always being wrong in assuming that Red Buttons was dead that he almost threw a party to celebrate when poor Red finally expired last year.

Gah! Don't know why I'm awake at 3:30 a.m., but THE LAST KISS is starting on cable in the next room, and after only two minutes I already loathe it as much as I did GARDEN STATE. Fuck Zach Braff.

Ah! SNAKES ON A PLANE is on another channel. Thank God.



Post Edited (08-29-07 06:11)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 29, 2007 06:48PM
Tammy wynette is dead
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 29, 2007 09:26PM
madisdadi wrote:

> Tammy Wynette is dead

I always get her confused with Lynn Anderson, for some reason.
But the thing about the list is, check out the genre of longevity.
Is Wyman the oldest rock star aside from the Everly Bros?



Post Edited (11-16-07 21:16)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 01:04AM
did chuck berry die?
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 01:06AM
No, Chuck's still among the living
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 01:35AM
i ran into abe on e 92 a few yrs back; borgnine i can live with his death
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
September 04, 2007 04:34AM
no-o-o, no, she's outside, looking in.
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 29, 2007 07:36PM


> I'm always surprised to see news stories about the state of Bo
> Diddley's health, since I could swear he died 20 years ago.
> Anyhow, I guess he just had a heart attack and I wish him well.
>

he had a stroke onstage at a casino about 30 minutes from my front door. i never even considered attending...

he might be alive, but he's been doing crappy shows for the last 20 years.
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 01:09AM
Rumor has it that he smells bad, though.
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 01:37AM
and chuck berry HAS to be older than bill wyman and the loverly E bros
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 09:34AM
borgnine does the voice of MermaidMan on Spongebob..............

I spent big dollars to see the Everly Bros "open" for sIMON & garfinkel 3 years ago which amounted to them coming out during the s n' g set and playing 4 songs...........


Ginger baker has to be up there with Wyman..............

Berry still "performs" with a band put together 20 minutes before he goes on stage, which i don't mind as much as the shit eatin' grin on Berry's face the whole time...............

Delvin is 70????? that explains the crumudginess........



Post Edited (08-31-07 06:39)
and so are Ernie and Abe
August 31, 2007 01:17AM
I think this is a good opportunity to give a shout-out to my two favorite celebrity survivors: Abe Vigoda and Ernest Borgnine.

Show some damn respect, y'all....
Re: and so are Ernie and Abe
August 31, 2007 01:23AM
erikalbany wrote:

> I think this is a good opportunity to give a shout-out to my
> two favorite celebrity survivors: Abe Vigoda and Ernest
> Borgnine.
>
> Show some damn respect, y'all....


abe vigoda rocks!

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Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 02:42AM
yeah I guess Berry's a rock star
so, what, he's not only still performing but the oldest living rock star?
i guess that makes sense
since he invented it
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 03:00AM
Chuck Berry — born 18 October 1926, and yes, still performing regularly.

Bo Diddley — born 30 December 1928, and also still performing.

Bill Wyman — born 24 October 1936 (older than any of his ex-bandmates ... but you knew that already), and still performing with his band The Rhythm Kings.

Don Everly — born 1 February 1937 (hmm, same birthday as me)
Phil Everly — born 19 January 1939
The Everly Brothers also are still performing.



Post Edited (08-31-07 00:02)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 03:38AM
jerry lee 1935
little richard 1932
bb

but there's gotta be a few we're forgetting

and i guess i answered my own longevity question
i was thinking that rock stars don't age well but
there are more old country stars cuz country's older



Post Edited (08-31-07 01:22)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 11:29AM
I don't understand why the Everlys played only 4 songs in the middle of Simon & Garfunkle's set. It would have been better & more respectful to at least open up for them w/a 45 min or so set.

Also, the Everlys' mid-60s period had plenty of great songs. It seems to be that part of their box set that I constantly play & Two Yanks In England is a great album.
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
August 31, 2007 12:50PM
Wanda Jackson is in her 70s and still performing rock&roll.

The Ventures still get it done, primarily in Japan, it seems. Nokie has to be WELL into his '70s. I notice his preferred playing style--much like BB King--is now sitting.

Scotty Moore just played a date in August (born December 27, 1931).

In other news, Colin Ferguson said that Iggy Pop was so old that he looked like "beef jerky." I laughed pretty hard at that.



Post Edited (08-31-07 09:51)
Re: Rock musician still alive
September 03, 2007 08:36PM
Mouth (of Mouth & MacNeal) is 70. And alive.
("How Do You Do?" ; 1971 hit)
Re: Rock musician still alive
September 03, 2007 10:35PM
I came across a two-disc best of Mouth & McNeal a couple of years ago. Was quite amazed that there were two discs worth, though I suppose they may have had many more hits in Holland or Sweden or wherever the heck they were from.

What it was doing in a used record store in St. Louis is another question.
Re: Rock musician still alive
September 04, 2007 06:51PM
they fucking rock.......
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Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
September 05, 2007 03:12AM
forgot Yoko (74)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
September 18, 2007 10:22PM
Leonard Cohen (72)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
November 01, 2007 06:13AM
Does Ronnie Biggs count?
Apart from the Top Ten single he did with the Sex Pistols (No One is Innocent), he sang for Die Toten Hosen and made a 1974 biographical LP Mailbag Blues.
He is 78 and currently serving the remainder of his sentence (he's had a heart attack, a stroke and is tube fed. Link.).



Post Edited (11-01-07 03:30)
Re: Bo Diddley is still alive
November 05, 2007 03:12PM
Yep, still alive.

have a nice day.
Re: soul asylum is still alive
November 07, 2007 01:18PM
I saw them last friday and they rocked like the first time I saw them circa Made to Be Broken. Tommy Stinson on bass, played some new songs. Hope they're back for good.............
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