My first thought on this post was to show how poorly these rock stars have aged – everyone’s seen pictures of Iggy looking like a piece of meat left too long in the sun, or Kieth Richards looking like he’s been turned inside-out. Truth is they haven’t done that bad – for people that have seen the things they’ve seen, done the things they’ve done. What is interesting is how young they looked in the first place – Iggy looks like a big pouty baby, Jagger looks actually happy and about 12 years old.
Iggy Pop (born James Newell “Jim” Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) Singer – The Stooges
LEFT- Iggy at about 21 when he was with the Stooges, pre-heroin, pre-insanity. RIGHT – Iggy today. Apparently one of the only shots taken w/ his shirt on. If you add it up Iggy Pop will turn 65 next April.
Thomas Alan “Tom” Waits (born December 7, 1949) Singer/Songwriter
LEFT – Probably taken around 1973-74, making Tom about 25 RIGHT – Same style, gruffer voice – Tom at 60
Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) Singer – TheRolling Stones
LEFT – Sir Mick looking impossibly chipper at the ripe old age of 19 (ish). RIGHT – Worn but fit, Jesus man, he is 68 years old.
Michael Geoffrey “Mick” Jones (born 26 June 1955) Singer/Guitarist – The Clash
LEFT – Mick right around “London Calling” – 1979-80, making him about 24. RIGHT – When Mick met Lauren Bacall recently she was astounded that he looked so much like her first husband Humphrey Bogart, and she’s right. Mick at 55.
Mark Edward Smith (born 5 March 1957) Singer – The Fall
LEFT – Mark E. at about 20 RIGHT – Mark E. at 52, Jesus H. Christ, what happened to you?
Paul Weller (born 25 May 1958) Singer/Guitarist – The Jam
LEFT – Paul’s publicty shot for The Jam about 1978. Young and spotty at 20. RIGHT – 53 doesn’t look so bad on Paul, except for that hair, which he refers to as “that Weller wig”.
John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), Singer – Sex Pistols, PIL
LEFT – Johnny sometime after the first flush of fame, probably around ’79. RIGHT – Still pissed at 55, but with readers.
Posted on September 8, 2011, in Music, Uncategorized and tagged Iggy, John Lydon, Mark E. Smith, Mick, Mick Jones, Paul Weller, PIL, The Clash, The Fall, The Jam, The Stooges, Tom Waits. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.