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Subject:  Gail Collins on Mick Jagger's 70th borthday Date:  7/28/2013  11:25 AM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  18559 of 19483

A lot of the great stars of ’60s music were born during World War II, clocking in just ahead of the baby boom. So they’ve always been the senior citizens of their own, spectacularly youth-oriented generation. When they were young, they wrote songs about getting old.

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“I’ll never tour when I’m 50,” he announced when he was 29 and blissfully unaware that in 2013 he would be celebrating the completion of the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour.

“I hope I die before I get old,” sang Roger Daltrey, who turns 70 on March 1.


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