Music Article

New Wrinkles

Aging rockers -- An entire generation of rock stars, from Neil Diamond to Kris Kristofferson, are older than the President

Paul McCartney is now 50, and Mick Jagger hits the half-century mark in July. They needn't feel too down about it, since the National Music Foundation has announced plans to build a ''retirement'' home in Lenox, Mass., for ''professionals from the fields of music, radio, and recording.'' We now have an entire generation of classic rockers who are older than the President:

49 Neil Diamond, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, Joni Mitchell

50 Levon Helm, Andy Summers, Mick Fleetwood, Jerry Garcia, Roger McGuinn, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Brian Wilson, Paul Kantner, George Harrison (on Feb. 25)

51 Paul Simon, David Crosby, Charlie Watts, Bob Dylan, Art Garfunkel, Mike Love, Marty Balin, Eric Burdon, Graham Nash

52 Joan Baez, Ringo Starr, Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Phil Spector, Frank Zappa

53 Ginger Baker, Grace Slick, Judy Collins, Carole King

54 Roberta Flack, Peter,...

55 ...Paul & Mary

56 Bill Wyman, Kris Kristofferson

57 John Phillips (Mamas & the Papas)

58 Ray Manzarek (the Doors)

60 Yoko Ono (on Feb. 18)

Originally posted Feb 12, 1993 Published in issue #157 Feb 12, 1993 Order article reprints