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Ages Of Rock Stars When They Created A Cultural Masterpiece

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Genius knows no boundaries when it comes to age. Plenty of renowned rock stars released now-classic music at a young age, some of them creating cultural milestones before they could enter a bar or even vote. Musically gifted child prodigies prove that sometimes genius comes to others the way it came to the young Mozart. While the rest of us entered college, the workforce, or the military, acts like The Runaways, Green Day, and Buddy Holly crafted remarkable songs and albums.

Some of these young musicians died before age 30, making the classics they created all the more valuable to the musical canon. Thankfully, other musicians on this list continued to achieve triumphs long after their breakthroughs.