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« on: February 09, 2018, 10:25:57 PM »

We know that as you age, your singing voice loses range ... unless you are Paul McCartney. 
Which singers have lost the most.
I would nominate Paul Simon and Elton John.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 12:08:13 AM »

Why? Did you find one? I could use it if it's better than the one I have. Actually, my voice is better than it's ever been. I've lost some range but gained some resonance and can use what I have to better effect.


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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 01:01:50 AM »

Hasn't happened to me yet...born in 57
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 01:29:16 AM »

Just turned 68 and I notice I don't have the voice I once had.  I was never what you'd call a great singer to begin with but I've lost quite a bit over the past couple of years.  As a result I don't enjoy singing as much these days.   
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 01:35:07 AM »

Take Leonard Cohen. You could certainly argue that, while he lost a lot of range, he became a much better singer. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 01:23:17 AM »

Actually, I am referring to famous singers, not forumites.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 02:21:57 PM »

Actually, I am referring to famous singers, not forumites.

McCartney still sings awfully well for someone who's lost his voice. "New" is a very good album. But what do you have against forumites?   
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 04:44:15 PM »

I lost mine last month when I had the flu.

Mrs TLP2 noted that it was a huge improvement.  

And, for the record, I never was a famous singer.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 01:41:03 AM »

McCartney still sings awfully well for someone who's lost his voice. "New" is a very good album. But what do you have against forumites?   
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Actually, I specifically mentioned McCartney has not lost his voice.  I have nothing against forumites, but since I haven’t heard them sing over the years, their voices are moot to me, at least as regards my question.  I am more curious about which famous artists have lost, or maintained, their voices.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 01:53:40 PM »

OK, I'll be good.
Just a couple of not-losts (in my opinion):

Johnny Cash (My Mother's Hymn Book)
Neil Young (A Letter Home)

and of course,
the Lost and Found Award must go to:

Levon Helm (Dirt Farmer).

OH.  And kinda recently saw David Crosby for the "Lighthouse" album tour.
He's still got it!

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 02:35:42 PM »

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Actually, I specifically mentioned McCartney has not lost his voice.  I have nothing against forumites, but since I haven’t heard them sing over the years, their voices are moot to me, at least as regards my question.  I am more curious about which famous artists have lost, or maintained, their voices.

Just kind of pulling your leg a little Steve. You`re too easy and way too serious sometimes. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2020, 11:59:40 AM »

I love the songs and the music of Gordon Lightfoot. Saw him live at Massey Hall in Toronto back in my college days (early 70's)

However, his voice over the last few years does not have nearly the impact that it did in his glory years.

I adore his early stuff, but I just can't listen to his recent efforts.

I WILL ALWAYS be a fan!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2020, 01:14:28 AM »

James Taylor and Paul Simon come to mind
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2020, 01:21:40 AM »

John Fogarty (75) still has his voice - which was ALWAYS amazing.

Gordon Lightfoot (81) has lost a lot of the power and uniqueness of his voice. Still love his stuff. But live (YT videos over the past few years) it's not the same.

 
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2020, 02:31:40 AM »

I'm surprised that Paul McCartney was mentioned as still having his voice.  While I think he is one of the most brilliant songwriters of all time and in his prime, a simply iconic voice, it just isn't the same or even close any longer.  In fact, if you were blindfolded you would probably not be able to place who it is singing a new song, not one of the volumes of hits from his past.

He particpated in that big concert from home a month or so ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUL7K7RQ8HM

Music starts at 1:00 mark
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