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Aging ... time marches on in song

Time Marches On
Time Marches On

Aging is a high price to pay for maturity. But, getting old seems to be the only way to live a long time. One advantage of being old … you’ve already learned everything the hard way.

Peter Pan has figured out how to stay young forever, but apparently it involves “fairy dust”. Here’s the always-perky Cathy Rigby in her post Olympic career with the anti-aging classic “I Won’t Grow Up”:

For the record, Chuck Berry was 33 years old when he wrote “Almost Grown” in 1959. At 85 Chuck still hasn’t grown up, and neither has his pal Keith Richards. Here they are performing the tune live:

Being 64 years old was unimaginable back in the days when you couldn’t trust anyone over 30. The Beatles give aging a psychedelic spin in this segment from Yellow Submarine:

Going beyond psychedelic is this 1970 spoken-word piece from William Shatner. “It Was A Very Good Year” has never sounded so bizarre, and never will again:


John has worked as a professional bassist for 20 years, including a 15 year stint as Musical Director of the Mountain Stage radio program. John has been at KNKX since 1999 where he hosts “All Blues”, is producer of the BirdNote radio program, and co-hosts “Record Bin Roulette”. John is also the recording engineer for KNKX “In-Studio Performances”. Not surprisingly, John's main musical interests are jazz and blues, and he is still performing around Seattle.
John Maynard started working in radio in the seventies as a DJ at Seattle’s KJR AM which at the time was the dominant AM station in the Seattle market. After a brief stint as a restaurateur and night club owner, Maynard returned to radio with Robin Erickson, creating the hugely popular “Robin and Maynard Show.” In the more than 20 years under that marquee, Maynard flew with the Blue Angels, piloted the Goodyear Blimp, sang with Donny Osmond and hung out in a Universal Studios bar with Kojak (Telly Savalas).