The Rolling Stones’ career spans decades. They were formed in London in 1962. Band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are 78, while Ronnie Wood will turn 75 on June 1.
As septuagenarians, it’s not easy to keep up with the hectic schedules of a rock ‘n’ roll star. In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Jagger talked about the difficulties that come with age.
Jagger said that any kind of pop music, especially rock ‘n’ roll, is not for people who are in their 70s when it comes to performing. According to him, performances aren’t designed for people in that age range. Since pop music and rock require a lot of energy, it is hard for them in their 70s to keep up with the expectations. Jagger, however, enjoys the challenge.
“Rock ’n’ roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn’t supposed to be done when you’re in your 70s,” the British rocker said.
“It wasn’t designed for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging. So it’s, like, ‘OK, we’ve got to f***ing do this right,’ but it’s got to be as full-on as possible.”
Jagger then suggested, or joked, that he could someday perform in a chair or wheelchair to perform.
“Of course, you could do another type of music — we’ve got lots of ballads. I could sit on a chair.”