Music Legends Who Are Still Alive & Rocking

Jul 16, 2020
10:22 A.M.
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Music icons inspire generations of future stars and music lovers. However, the rockstar lifestyle has seen many pass on very early in their lives.


However, many have proved you can be rock and roll and still live a long and healthy life. Here are some music legends who are still living and entertaining massive audiences.

Patti Smith

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Punk icon Patti Smith is a legend many will never forget with even young bands like Slotface mentioning her in their lyrics. She is often credited with defining an era of music with her seminal debut album Horses.


Smith combined the spirit of the '70s with the burning energy of punk music to create her own style. Needless to say, it is definitely worth attending any live performance she decides to put on.

Mick Jagger

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Rolling Stones band member, Mick Jagger is still known for putting on intense and captivating performances. The 76-year old puts tons of effort into looking after his health.

He even does a combination of yoga, pilates, and stretching to stay fit. Unlike some other legendary musicians from his era, Jagger's voice is still impeccable today.


Elton John

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A pop-rock icon that no one can forget is Sir Elton John. He still sounds as incredible as he did years before when sitting behind the piano.

His flashy outfits and incredible energy during shows still stuns audiences worldwide. He has sold more than 300 million records thus he is one of the best-selling music artists.

Herbie Hancock


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Pianist, composer, and bandleader, Herbie Hancock is already 80 years old. The jazz icon's career prospered over the years.

He had a string of hits throughout the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s with an album of the year Grammy in 2008. The album was only the second jazz album to ever win the award. In total, Hancock has won 14 Grammys.

Paul McCartney

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Sir James Paul McCartney rose to fame as the co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beetles. The English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer is world renown for his work.

He is known for putting on some of the most iconic and entertaining live shows. Considering his string of solo achievements and achievements with the Beetles, it's not a surprise that he is considered a living legend.

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