Everyone does it. We all get old.
At last summer’s 40th reunion, the Staples High School Class of 1971 comforted their approaching 60s by remembering their previous 60s — the 1960s. That’s when several members of their class began playing music. They never stopped.
Charlie Karp played guitar with Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles, then fronted legendary bands like White Chocolate and Angels With Dirty Faces.
Brian Keane — another guitarist — toured with Larry Coryell. Brian now owns a sound studio.
Mike Mugrage — a 3rd guitarist — was a member of Orleans (“Still the One”).
They had so much fun playing at the reunion that they’re getting together again. This Saturday (April 14, 8-11 p.m., BYOB) they’re at the Rexford House (34 Church Street, Monroe). The show is a benefit for the Monroe Food Pantry and Covenant to Care. So in addition to the $10 cover, fans are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.
Rock and roll never dies. It may get older, but in some ways that makes it even better.