12 Feb '18, 12am

Is this really goodbye?

ATLANTA • On stage, it could be the sounds of silence soon for a number of veteran musical acts, including Paul Simon, with announcements that they are taking a final touring bow. Neil Diamond even stunned fans by saying that he was immediately halting touring because of Parkinson's disease. Most of these acts belong to the baby-boomer generation, the same ones that are being pushed off classic rock radio stations in favour of 1990s grunge. Such a spell of retirements might feel like the end of an era, but one can never totally write off a possibility that these old hands may yet make an occasional comeback. Here is a forecast to plug into: ELTON JOHN John teamed up with lyricist Bernie Taupin in 1967 and the two have dominated pop music since. They have nine No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. One particular appeal of John was his openness about his personal life, parti...

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