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Elton John, whose first solo studio album in seven years comes out today, told University of Southern California students treated to a free concert of his last week, “You have to keep trying and improving. Coasting is dangerous. I can’t just play ‘Bennie and the Jets’ over and over again.” But John did play “Bennie and the Jets” during his concert at the university’s 1,250-seat Bovard Auditorium, along with other hit classics including “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Rocket Man.” …
Nearly every week brings new stories and statistics about how tough the job market is for older Americans. (A headline earlier this year in the New York Times: “In Hard Economy for All Ages, Older Isn’t Better … It’s Brutal.” But there’s at least one profession that seems to turn the conventional wisdom on its head: Washington lobbyist. “In Washington,” Politico reports, “it actually pays to be in your 60s when you’re starting a new business – at least on …
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch died Thursday at his home in Nashville, in an apparent suicide. According to Reuters, Welch’s wife found his body with a single gunshot wound to the chest, and a suicide note. Police said Welch, 66, suffered from unspecified health problems.