IAN HUNTER: An 80-Year Old Young Dude

Ian Hunter is 80 years young today(Monday), but you'd never know it.

Since 2001, he has released four studio albums, with three of them coming over a six year period between 2007 and '12. There have also been live and archival releases in that period since 2001, not to mention numerous tours with his Rant band, plus three reunions with his band from the '70s, Mott the Hoople.

Hunter credits his late songwriting and touring partner Mick Ronson with his resurgence:

Hunter, who is working on songs for a new album, has been celebrating the milestone with a four-night stand at the City Winery in New York, which wraps up tonight (Monday).

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