interesting Old Rock Stars You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive  

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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.
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Little Richard


Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Old Rock Stars You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
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Age: 84

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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#24 on The Best Black Rock Bands

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voting closed at #2 Fats Domino


Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Old Rock Stars You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
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Died on 10/25/2017

Age: 89

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

Also Ranked

#78 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

#68 on The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s

#10 on The Best Short Male Singers

#46 on Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

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Chubby Checker


Chubby Checker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Old Rock Stars You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
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Age: 75

Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Credits: Calendar Girl, Twist Around the Clock, Don't Knock the Twist

Also Ranked

#70 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#49 on The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s

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Jerry Lee Lewis


Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Old Rock Stars You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive
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Age: 81

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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#73 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#65 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

#89 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#65 on Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President

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