What do Billy Joel, Cher, The Eagles, Elton John, George Strait, Paul Simon, Sting and Van Morrison have in common? For one, they’re all AARP eligible by 11 years on the low end and 22 years on the high end. You might never think that George Strait, whose last tour date ever is coming up in 2014, would be the youngest of the bunch at age 61, or that Cher, Billy Joel and Elton John have been active the longest, with Cher beginning in ‘63 and edging the other two out by a year. More curiously, ... [Read more]
I expect musicians to keep performing until their voices fail (which Strait's shows no sign of doing) or some other physical malady prevents them from being able to sing. When George Jones died in April of this year at age 81, he was in the middle of a tour. So, I'm sorry, but I don't actually believe that this particular cowboy is actually riding away for good. [Read more]
Before Miley, before Gaga, before Queen Bey and Britney, and even before Madonna, there was Cher. Since all the way before the first man landed on the moon, Cher was a pioneer in the twerking equivalent of rankling conservative values. For anyone too young or too square to not know why the return of Cher tour dates is a big deal, this is why there is only one Goddess of Pop.
1. Cher Rocks the Mic
From her early folk roots to the Gypsy stylings of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” to Brazili... [Read more]