The world of rock and roll is laden with images of sex, drugs, and parties for nights on end while bands are on tour. Historically, a number of artists have worked themselves to the grave as age caught up with them, including the likes of Megadeth’s Gar Samuelson, Rolling Stone’s Jack Nitzsche, and Santana’s David Brown. These days a number of rock stars are still going strong, even though their days of glory may have long passed. They are nearing an age when ill health might also take its toll, and one begins to wonder how long they can continue to perform like they used to.
10. Roger Waters
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, was born on September 6, 1943. Along with the band, which held its own from 1965 to 1985, he contributed to the success of selling more than 250 million albums to become one of the top critically acclaimed bands in history. In 1984, Waters launched his solo career with the album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, followed by a tour with Eric Clapton. One of his notable concerts was The Wall – Live in Berlin following the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Along with musicians Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams, Scorpions, and Sinead O’Connor, the performance featured an orchestra and marching band and raised money for charity.