Top 5 Musical Artists Over 70

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There is a long list of musicians and vocalists who prove that you need not give up the things you love because you reach a certain age. Along with longevity in the business, these entertainers have the joy of knowing that they continue to influence multiple generations. Windermere elder care providers believe the following five seniors inspire seniors to pursue their passions despite their age.

1. Bob Dylan

Dylan released his first hit single at the age of 21, but was not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until he was 46. The last hit single released by the folk singer was entitled “Gotta Serve Somebody” and topped the charts in 1979. In addition to enjoying his Never Ending Tour, at the age of 75, Dylan has also partook in acting.

2. David Crosby

Formerly of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the 75-year-old singer/songwriter enjoyed success with his last hit single “Southern Cross” in 1982. Along with acting and performing, Crosby released a solo album in recent years.

3. Frankie Valli

The tenor with the golden throat is now 82 but continues performing with the Four Seasons. Younger audiences best know him for his hit songs “Grease” and “Oh What a Night.” Along with his joy of singing, Valli has also ventured into acting and made recent appearances on The Sopranos and Hawaii Five-O.

4. Neil Diamond

With more than five decades in the music business, Diamond continues touring and entertaining fans. “Red, Red Wine” and “Sweet Caroline” are but two of the songs that he made famous and that have been re-recorded by other artists. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the age of 70 and is currently 75.

5. Smoky Robinson

At the age of 76, Robinson continues performing live and writing music. He has written numerous hit songs for the Miracles, the Temptations and other musical groups. Some of his better-known tunes include “My Girl” and “Tears of a Clown.”

When it comes to encouraging seniors to pursue their passions, Prestige Home Care can help. We provide comprehensive stroke, dementia, and Alzheimer’s home care in Windermere that stimulates senior cognition and boosts overall wellbeing. Learn how our services will benefit your loved one by calling (407) 604-0506 today to meet with a trusted Care Manager.


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