Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney and other octogenarian rock stars

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These days, rock and pop music from the 60s, 70s and 80s seems timeless. Music created decades ago has stood the test of time and influenced the music released today. Several of the artists behind the greatest classic pop and rock hits of all time celebrated their 80th birthdays while continuing to influence the music industry.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson rose to fame as the co-founder of popular rock band The Beach Boys. This year, Wilson turned 80.

Wilson is currently on the Chicago and Brian Wilson Live round. Fans hoping to see the music legend in action can find tour dates here.

Birthday: June 20, 1942

Age: 80 years old

Most Popular Songs:

  • “Wouldn’t That Be Nice”, by The Beach Boys
  • “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
  • “I Move”, by The Beach Boys
  • “Carolina, no”
  • “Love and Mercy”

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was launched into stardom as a member of the Beatles. After the group disbanded, McCartney embarked on a solo career.

The singer-songwriter recently held his Back North American tour from April 28 to June 16. McCartney also recently headlined the 2022 Glastonbury Festival.

Birthday: June 18, 1942

Age: 80 years old

Most Popular Songs:

  • “Here Comes the Sun”, by the Beatles
  • “Let It Be”, by the Beatles
  • “Hey Jude”, from The Beatles
  • “Too many people”
  • “Live and Let Die”

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. Along with releasing hit songs, Dylan has won numerous awards, including Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. In 2012, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dylan is currently on his Rough and rowdy ways round.

Birthday: May 24, 1941

Age: 81 years old

Most Popular Songs:

  • “Like a Rolling Stone”
  • “A Hard Rain’s A- Gonna Fall”
  • “Mr. Tambourine Man”
  • “Blow in the Wind”
  • “A Hard Rain’s A- Gonna Fall”

Ringo Star

Like McCartney, Ringo Starr also rose to fame as a member of The Beatles. Starr went on to a successful career as a musician, and he also branched out into acting.

According to her website, Starr is scheduled to begin her US tour in September 2022.

Birthday: July 7, 1940

Age: 81

Most Popular Songs:

  • “Here Comes the Sun”, by the Beatles
  • “Let It Be”, by the Beatles
  • “Hey Jude”, from The Beatles
  • “Stand Back Boogaloo”
  • “It is not easy”

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner is one of the most renowned singers of all time, and she is known for her hits like “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and as a member of the musical duo Ike & Tina Turner.

Birthday: November 26, 1939

Age: 82 years old

Most Popular Songs:

  • “What’s Love Got to Do With It”
  • “Private Dancer”
  • “Better be good to me”
  • “Typical Man”,
  • “I do not want to fight”

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