My theme for the Blogging from A to Z challenge is Creativity. I had to do it. I had to include my all-time favorite rock and roll band, the Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger was my high school rock star crush. And I still have a thing for him. Sure he’s older—way older—but he hasn’t lost that magnetism and showmanship that made him an icon of rock-n-roll.
For those who may not know, pictured from left to right: Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood
I finally saw the Stones perform in 2007, and then again in 2013. Now in their 70s, they still pour energy and passion into their music. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote most of the songs they perform, and they’ve been partners for over 50 years.
At the concerts I attended, it was amazing to see Mick strut his stuff, prancing and dancing across the stage and the u-shaped structure that brought him out into the audience. His voice is still strong, with hardly any sign of aging. If I can have half as much energy at 70 as he does, I will be happy.
The Rolling Stones are a real inspiration to me to never stop pursuing creativity, to never let go of my passion.
Do you have a favorite performer whose music you enjoy and who also inspires you?