Quick: Name the World’s Oldest Pop Star (No, It’s Not Mick Jagger)

She’s Haru Yamashiro, a 97 year-old member of of a group called KGB84 (explanation: average age of the group is 84; it’s also a dig at the young Japanese Idol band called AKB48) which is currently blowing up in Japan. They’re having much success with a song called “Come Out and Dance, Kohama Island.” (That’s where they’re from: a Japanese island in the Pacific. It looks nice.)

https://youtu.be/hai03j7l0NM

KBG84 is currently in the middle of sold out tour of Japan. More at The Telegraph.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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