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On average the Stones older than US Supreme Court

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts

Mick Jagger, front center, Ronnie Wood, left, with Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, right, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band is playing five gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London'€™s O2 and three more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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NEW YORK — The Supreme Court used to be called Nine Old Men. That’s nothing compared to the ageless Rolling Stones. The justices on average are the kid brothers and sisters of the forever young rock n’ rollers.

The average age for the four living members of The Rolling Stones is about two years older than the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have an average age of 68 years and 297 days, while the Supreme Court justices’ average is 66 years and 364 days. That makes the rock band one year and 10 months older than the members of the highest court of the United States.

The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a five-date tour in New York, New Jersey and London, where the first show kicked off Sunday night.

Rolling Stones:

Mick Jagger, 69

Keith Richards, 68

Charlie Watts, 71

Ronnie Wood, 65

U.S. Supreme Court:

Antonin Scalia, 76

Anthony Kennedy, 76

Clarence Thomas, 64

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 79

Stephen Breyer, 74

John G. Roberts, 57

Samuel A. Alito, Jr., 62

Sonia Sotomayor, 58

Elena Kagan, 52

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  • Rich GiddensNovember 27, 2012 - 9:52 am

    You forgot Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor--Wyman is older then Charlie Watts but retired in 1993 forcing the Stones Almighty to hire a black American musician, Daryl Jones. Wyman appeared on stage in London several nights ago for a guest appearence. I will tell you whats old--having to listen to the same show over again. In my considered opinion, the best tour and sound was the 1969 US Tour and the 1994 US / Asian Tour. I remember them as far back as 1964 when my British next door neighbors had their first album. They basically said forget about the moptops--the Stones are the future. They've had the most succesful career in all of music history. Their distinctive sound is due to the combination of 2 guitars tuned differently--Keef's is tuned to an open ''G'' chord (DGDGBD) and the other guitar is tuned standard (EADGBE).

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