When you become a big time, world wide rock star at the age of seventeen, what are you supposed to do when you’re 70? If there is something about music that keeps you “alive and well,” then this legendary guitarist seems to have discovered exactly what it is.
Life has never been easy for 98-year-old Annie Peters but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t enjoyed it. A recent cancer diagnosis has her thinking about death for the first time, but even that isn’t enough to diminish her passion for embracing all life has to offer. Her passion for savoring each second and the wisdom that comes with nearly 100 years in this world will inspire you to re-examine your own outlook on life.
Davey Johnson — one of the most interesting, intelligent and passionate figures in baseball — was always a winner. He became an all-star player and manager, only retiring from the game at the age of 70. And since then, he’s continued to prove that it’s not about age; it’s about attitude.
Jessica Fernandez sometimes looks through a microscope — and sometimes feels as if she’s under one. At just 4 feet 2 inches tall, this doctor-in-training knows that she doesn’t look like her fellow medical school students. And that’s OK with her!
Jonathan Cain, the songwriting force from the band Journey, has seen more of life’s highs and lows than most could ever imagine, and he’s learned a lot along the way. Now, he’s sharing his takeaways with Growing Bolder.
Happiness doesn’t come from somewhere else, it comes from inside of you. We all can use more happiness in our lives, so how do we dial it up? Growing Bolder’s Bill Shafer offers up three ways to get happy.
As the voice of the rock group Yes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson is the face of progressive rock. His creativity, his passion and his voice have not diminished over the years. At the age of 73, Jon is as energetic, driven and prolific as ever.
Of all the rock stars of the ‘70s, few are as recognizable as Ian Anderson. With his wild hair and compelling stage presence, he is the face of the band Jethro Tull. Anderson has always been known for his wit and intelligence. An extended conversation with him is rare, yet always memorable, especially when he takes on the Growing Bolder topic of age, something he says he’s been exploring since Jethro Tull’s very beginning.
Songs like Easy, Brickhouse, and Three Times a Lady took The Commodores straight to the top. This story is about Thomas McClary, the man who created The Commodores, defined their sound, discovered Lionel Richie, and has never given up on his quest to get the band back together.
Of all the most popular bands of the classic rock era, one of the most distinctive sounds belongs to the band Kansas. One of the reasons is Robby Steinhardt, the classically trained violinist who chose rock over Rachmaninoff. His unmistakable sound and distinctive singing voice has earned him a place in rock history. But a recent health scare nearly made history of him.