Monday, June 11, 2012

Just to make you feel old...

I originally posted this at my old blog back in 2008.  So I've updated it, given it a light edit, and here it is for this crowd, who has never seen it.  :)

So I'm driving home tonight from work tonight and on 95.7 (They're the local branch of the "we'll play anything" empire) comes Abba "Dancing Queen." 

Anyway it occured to me that the 17 year old having the time of her life, assuming she was 17 upon release of the single (August 1976), will be 52 this year.
Is she still having the time of her life?

The 10 pound baby boy that Patty gave birth to in Rod Stewart's "Young Turks" assuming born the same year of the single-1982- would be 30.

The girl that was "just 17" when Paul McCartney "Saw her Standing there" in 1963 would be 66. "You know what I mean?"

Ringo's chick from "You're Sixteen" (1973) would be 55, unless you count the original version recorded in 1960, where she's now 68. "Would you still feed me would you still need me?"

Ok, this one takes some thought. Sgt Pepper taught the band to play in 1947 (in 1967, Paul states that it was 20 years ago). Let's figure the Sgt. was 25 ( a generous guess) when he did that. That means he's now 90. Probably older. Assuming he's still alive, that is.

The chick that Winger sang about in "Seventeen"? (1988)  42 now.

Anyway, I'm sure there are many more, but those are the ones that come to mind quickly. I'm going to go get my Vodka and Geritol, sit on my rocking chair, and watch reruns of Alf.

Ok, maybe not Alf.

1 comment:

  1. As an old rocker I often think of the ageless quality of some of the songs of my youth. It is sometimes hard to comprehend that so many of these songs have stood the test of time for 3, 4, 5 decades. That is a testament to the quality of the music and the genius of the artists of that day.

    Best regards,

    PS: As I am writing this my 'Pandora' shuffle mix, which does not include the Kinks, is playing a live version of "Lola".