Rock­ers strut their style at Sandy Re­lief show

Af­ter age 40, rock ‘im­mor­tals’ should lose their se­quins and stay clothed.

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY - Byalexwilliams Newyorktimes

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.

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