The Blues Life

Pinetop Perkins, who just passed away at the age of 97, was one of those ageless blues musicians. Jeez, I first saw him over two decades ago at the old Lone Star Cafe in Manhattan (I miss that iguana on the roof!).

Here he is going strong at 95.

Here’s how he lived life in his later years, which is a hell of a lot better (and more dignified) than many senior citizens today.

One Response to “The Blues Life”

  1. DeNihilist says:

    Very nice. And quite timely as well. My 96 year old father just passed this last Friday. He had all 7 kids and his wife there to say good journey.

    Though he never smoked, it was the combination of the broken hip and his COPD (emphasemia) that I believe led to his passing. The hip surgery went very well and healed astonishingly, but the constant coughing and lack of oxygen I feel kept him pretty well bed-ridden these last couple of months.

    Though at the age of 93, he was still out in the backyard using the chainsaw to cut firewood.

    Amazing generation these two individuals represented.

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