I find this fascinating: Who is the oldest active artist in alt-rock right now? Iggy Pop has been making records since the middle 60s. He’s 67. David Bowie is 68. He started young, too. His first appearance on record was in June 1964.
Leonard Cohen? In some circles, he’s an alt-rock sort of dude. He’s 80. But all these guys have a long way to go before they can beat the all-time ancient record for a working musician. A Grammy Award-winning blues singer named David “Honeyboy” Edwards was, from what anyone can tell, the oldest working musician in the universe. He was first recorded in 1952. He was born on June 28, 1915. He still played gigs right up until he died in 2011 at the age of 96.