Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Beat Goes On And On And On For Celebrated ‘60s Band

DERBYSHIRE, England (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Rolling Stones aren’t the only old geezers touring these days – in fact, they’ve got some serious senior citizen competition.

That’s the tune being sung by Ric Lee, the 62 year-old drummer for ‘60’s era rock band Ten Years After, who are going on a special 40th anniversary tour starting tomorrow (May 4) in Hannover, Germany.

Says Lee: “The Stones call themselves the ‘Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World,’ but to be honest, I think it’s us.”

The band, which includes newbie 29-year old frontman Joe Gooch, will be playing for a much different crowd than the 300,000 screaming fans at Woodstock back in 1969.

But Lee says everything’s groovy.

He explains: “We mix in with the younger crowds. And if we can pinch a little bit of their audience, we’ll do it...If you’re not careful past 60, you can get a little complacent, but Joe makes us a better unit. He’s revitalized us.”

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