Rockers strut their style at Sandy Relief show
After age 40, rock ‘immortals’ should lose their sequins and stay clothed.
There was Roger Daltrey, 68, with his open shirt revealing a Palm Beach perma-tan, and abs so snare-tight that they immediately raised suspicion. (“Implants!” charged a few skeptical members of the Twittersphere.)
There was Jon Bon Jovi, 50, with his flowing mane now a shade of coppery gold that only a hairdresser could love.
There was Paul McCartney, 70, with his unlined face retaining an eerie degree of his Beatlemania-era boyishness.
Last week’s star-studded “12-12-12” concert — a showcase of retirement-age rock icons like the Rolling Stones, the Who and Eric Clapton — not only raised millions to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, but as “the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden,” as Mick Jagger joked onstage, also inspired viewer debate about whether is it possible to look cool and rebellious after 50 without looking foolish.
Rock stars, after all, face the same battles with crow’s feet and sagging jowls that everyone else eventually does. But their visible aging happens under the microscope and
Eric Clapton was appropriately dressed for a man of his age at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York.
One comedian joked he would donate $1,000 to the Sandy Relief fund if Roger Daltrey of The Who would button his shirt at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief in New York.