According to Wikipedia an antique “is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society…applying to objects at least 100 years old.”  BUT, an antique car “is generally defined as a car over 25 years of age.”

So, at 50 years together, the Rolling Stones are either half way there or antique two times over.  In my opinion, they are timeless – a band that spans so many generations.  My Uncle B and I both like them, and so do my kids (might be because I have a daughter named Ruby – not Tuesday, but Wednesday – and they love the song).

Whether you are a fan or not, you have to admit that it really is amazing that they have been together for half a century and still going strong.  When I see Mick in action, I am in awe of his energy and stage presence.  On the day of their 50th anniversary the social community had something to say and the Wall Street Journal was paying attention.

In this week’s Sentiment Tracker report powered by NetBase, we saw that an overwhelming 84% of the conversation was made up of people wishing the band well, 9% commented on how old either the Rolling Stones are or how old they themselves are; and lastly, a chuckling 7% made jokes.  I pulled out a few more here:

“Rolling Stone” is a term used to describe someone that has the ability to look 50 years older than they actually are.

“It’s 50 yrs since The Rolling Stones’ first gig.  Keith Richards still being alive is a bit of a miracle!”

“Rolling Stones played their first gig 50 years ago.  Unrelated, the Lions and Bengals have been rolling stoned for at least 50 days this year.”

WSJ Sentiment Tracker - Rolling Stones

Are you a fan? Let me know what your favorite song is in the comments!

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