Of course, the idea of a bunch of Pop stars nudging SEVENTY and touring AGAIN is PREPOSTEROUS – except The Stones were never a Pop band. They were and still are a BLUES band. And Blues artists play ’til they DROP.
Think Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker, Alexis Korner, Albert King and (no relation) BB King (who is still going, at 87).
Just like fellow-bluesers Fats Domino, Little Richard and Chuck Berry (who like BB are ALSO still going, in their EIGHTIES) who got sucked into mainstream Rock ‘N’ Roll in the Fifties – The Stones got sucked into mainstream Pop in the Sixties.
But the truth is, The Stones are the World’s greatest living BLUES BAND and going by the history of their Blues forefathers – have at least another TEN YEARS TO GO!