Old Musicians

“Don’t you want somebody to love…?” That iconic line from the group Jefferson Airplane, will never grow old. The remaining band mates performed at their Grammy Life Time Achievement Awards show. Still fabulous musicians fifty five years later, they played with abandon and received a standing ovation.

Bob Dylan  who is now 75, received the Nobel Prize for Literature this week. His songs written during the turbulent times of the 1960’s changed a nation, challenging everyone to take a hard look at how we viewed one another and the world. He will not be around many more years, but his music will live on.  He and many more, like Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Peter Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkle, and Johnny Cash shaped the lives of many of us who were in college at that time.

Old Musicians

Old musicians die

But their music lives on

Beautiful tributes

To the power they harnessed

As they rode their star

To fame and fortune

Changed the world

Challenged politics

Shaped social norms

And, brought about revolution

Music that touches the soul

Reaches all the way up to heaven

And all the way down to Hell

Yes, old musicians die

But their music is alive and well

 

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