65 over 65. 65 famous people who turn 65 this year
I was recently castigated for saying that ‘If you’re old enough to remember the sixties, the chances are that you’re at least sixty.’
Of course, it’s true that people in their forties and above also remember the sixties. But to have been at the cutting edge of the sixties pop culture of fashion, music and sexual revolution, there’s a good chance that you were at least 16 in 1967 - making you at least 60 this year.
And if you were at the leadership end of that culture, you will almost certainly be older than that.
Even so, I was still more than a little surprised to find that all of the following were born in 1946 – the first year of the post-war ‘baby boom’ - and will therefore celebrate their 65th birthday this year.
I never thought that so many of my heroes, role-models and (dare I say it) pin-ups would be so old. See if a shiver runs down your spine too! Here are our ’65 who are 65’.
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin, more recently ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ and also currently performing at Covent Garden in ‘Anna Nicole)
Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Timothy Dalton (Bond)
Ray Dorset (long side-burned Mungo Jerry frontman)
Tim Curry (of the Rocky Horror Show)
Graham Gouldman (10cc)
Dave Mason (Traffic)
Paul Smith (fashion)
Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
Lewis Collins (Professionals)
Barry Gibb (BeeGees)
Dee Dee Wilde (Pans People)
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
Benny Andersson (ABBA)
Vikki Hodge (model)
Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)
Jane Birkin (je t’aime)
Peter Lorimer (Leeds)
Roy Wood (Wizzard)
Lesley Judd (Blue Peter)
Brian Patten (Liverpool poet)
Robby Krieger (the Doors)
Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacy)
Cher Candice Bergen
George W Bush
Richard Carpenter (the Carpenters)
Ilie Nastase (tennis)
Debbie Moore (Pineapple)
Tommy Lee Jones
Ian Lavender (of ‘stupid boy’ fame)
Thank you to Saga magazine for this information.
The point of publishing this is to remind you of two things. First, that the UK population is ageing, and second, that so-called ‘older people’ do not conform to stereotype or prejudice.