Forty years. Yes, forty years.
Which means I probably do look as old as all the aging rockers who surrounded me, sporting too-tight t-shirts and pony tails around balding pates. But I hope I am faring better than the lead singer of the support band, who used to be a hunk but now has man boobs!
Top picture is Paul Rodgers, who is every bit as awesome as he was when I first saw him in 1973 with the newly-formed Bad Company, set up after the total collapse of Free. He's not called The Voice for nothing. He can still belt them out like he always did back in the heady days of All Right Now and Can't Get Enough.
Bottom one is Joe Elliott, former sex symbol of Def Leppard - still trying, but I doubt if he'll manage 40-plus years of rocking.