With the life expectancy (at least in the United States) now at 81 for women, and 76 for men, sometimes you just don't realize how far back that goes. That means people born in the '30s and '40s are quite possibly still alive and kickin'. You hear it's a famous rock star's birthday and your first thought is, "Wait, they're still alive?" This is especially true when it comes to the hard living rock stars on this list. These are the old rock stars you had no idea were still alive.
Luckily for fans of rock music, many of the rock stars from days gone by are shockingly still with us today. Somehow. They lived lively, full, hard lives full of excitement and... other, possibly not-legal things. We can only imagine the stories they have to tell from their decades of madness.Some of the rock stars on this list were even around for the very beginning of rock and roll. How have these musicians made it into old age? Cast your votes below for the rock stars you had no idea were still alive.
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States of America
Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Bandleader, Singer-songwriter, + more
Credits: Casino, Predator, Predators, The Year of Living Dangerously
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voting closed at #2 Fats Domino
Died on 10/25/2017
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Profession: Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Credits: Twelve Monkeys, American Graffiti, October Sky, Gremlins 2: The New Batch
#10 on The Best Short Male Singerssee more on Fats Domino
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America
Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Credits: Calendar Girl, Twist Around the Clock, Don't Knock the Twist
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Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States of America
Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Stand by Me, Walk the Line, Grease, Great Balls of Fire!
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