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Old 05-05-2015, 02:28 PM   #16
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There may be some older bands than the Stones still active, but comparing bands with a small fraction of their original lineup playing Cruise Ships or John Stamos touring summer tents as The Beach Boys to the Stones touring 100,000 seat football stadia is apples and watermelons.
The Beach Boys have 37 shows scheduled this year compared to only 15 for the Rolling Stones. The Beach Boys are playing theaters, ballrooms, Parks, and amphitheaters in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The Beach Boys line up consist of the following:

Brian Wilson
Mike Love
Al Jardine
David Marks
Bruce Johnston

It appears to me that it is the Beach Boys who will be more active in 2015 than the Rolling Stones who are visiting 15 cities some of which they have not played in a decade or two. By the way, the Rolling Stones will be playing to far less than 100,000 people at each of these shows. These are not 360 shows in the round. If the Stones are lucky, they will probably average about 45,000 people per show.
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U2 are old.

The other groups are older.
So in what year did U2 become old?
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In 2012 the Beach Boys were legit with Jardine and Brian Wilson back, but for most of the past few decades they've been Mike Love and his band of buddies (which has at times included John Stamos, oy). They'd play here every summer at places like the Cape Cod Melody Tent and South Shore Music Circus, places that hold about 2,000 folks. So they were kind of a joke for a very long time.

Edit: Just checked, and no the Beach Boys lineup does not curently contain Brian Wilson and Al Jardine. Hasn't since 2012 when the 50th anniversary tour ended, its back to Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier., So my original point about fruit stands.
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So in what year did U2 become old?
1990 for Bongo and Alan Claypool. 1991 for The Egg and Harry Mullins.
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The Beach Boys line up consist of the following:

Brian Wilson
Mike Love
Al Jardine
David Marks
Bruce Johnston

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Wikipedia is not gospel Sting. Jardine and Wilson not with the touring version of The Beach Boys. Mike Love owns the name, he is the only original Beach Boy in the current lineup. That lineup was the 2012 reunuion tour lineup.
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In 2012 the Beach Boys were legit with Jardine and Brian Wilson back, but for most of the past few decades they've been Mike Love and his band of buddies (which has at times included John Stamos, oy). They'd play here every summer at places like the Cape Cod Melody Tent and South Shore Music Circus, places that hold about 2,000 folks. So they were kind of a joke for a very long time.

Edit: Just checked, and no the Beach Boys lineup does not curently contain Brian Wilson and Al Jardine. Hasn't since 2012 when the 50th anniversary tour ended, its back to Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier., So my original point about fruit stands.
Ok then. Whatever the lineup, the group is scheduled for more activity this year than the Rolling Stones. Playing to a couple of thousand people is not a joke. No ones claiming their as big as the Stones, just that they are slightly older and still active.

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1990 for Bongo and Alan Claypool. 1991 for The Egg and Harry Mullins.
So people become "old" at age 30 eh? Why 30? What makes it the age for saying, you are now old?
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So in what year did U2 become old?
Are you trying to say they're not old? They're early-to-mid-50s. In 2015 Major Rock Band parlance, that is ancient.
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Wikipedia is not gospel Sting. Jardine and Wilson not with the touring version of The Beach Boys. Mike Love owns the name, he is the only original Beach Boy in the current lineup. That lineup was the 2012 reunuion tour lineup.
Sting was never in the Beach Boys.
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Sting was never in the Beach Boys.
Never said he was Sting. (pay attention to punctuation)
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Never said he was Sting. (pay attention to punctuation)
My name is not Sting, its wolf. (pay attention to what you're reading)
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Cliff Richard and the Shadows (1958) are still playing together from time to time.

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Let us all gather around and appreciate how awesome The Shadows are, especially Hank Marvin.

Cliff Richard? No.
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Let us all gather around and appreciate how awesome The Shadows are, especially Hank Marvin.

Cliff Richard? No.
Indeed. I don't know if Hank Marvin is the guy with the glasses behind Cliff Richard (I know next to nothing about the Shadows or Cliff Richard, honestly), but he should be front and center. He's phenomenal.
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