Published On: Sep 23 2011 01:21:44 AM CDTUpdated On: Nov 12 2015 01:00:00 AM CST
With rock icon Neil Young celebrating his 70th birthday Thursday, click on to see how he and other rockers from the 1960s and 1970s have aged over the years. Here Young is seen on the cover of his 1971 song "Heart of Gold," which eventually became the only No. 1 hit of his career so far.
Young is seen here attending a screening of a director's cut of his 1982 movie "Human Highway" during the SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Bruce Springsteen burst onto the scene in 1973, releasing his debut album "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J." He only got better as the '70s went on, quickly releasing the follow-up album "The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle" that same year followed by 1975's "Born to Run" and 1978's "Darkness on the Edge of Town."
Springsteen is still "The Boss" 40 years into a career that shows no sign of stopping.
Bob Seger, who provided such 1970s hits as "Midnight Rider," "Turn the Page," "Katmandu," "Night Moves," "Mainstreet," "Hollywood Nights," "We've Got Tonight" and "Old Time Rock and Roll," is seen here in a 1977 publicity photo.
Seger is seen here headlining a 2013 concert with Kid Rock in Fargo, North Dakota.
Bob Dylan is seen here at the March on Washington with Joan Baez in 1963 toward the beginning of his career.
Dylan speaks onstage as the honoree at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person of the Year Gala on Feb. 6, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Iconic singer and dancer Tina Turner is seen here in the 1960s with her then-husband and collaborator Ike Turner.
Tina Turner, now in her mid-70s, is seen here arriving at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Giorgio Armani on April 30, 2015, in Milan, Italy.
Paul McCartney is seen here (second from left) with the rest of the Beatles waving to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport in February 1964 at the height of Beatlemania. McCartney was 21 years old at the time.
McCartney is seen here at an event in New York City on Nov. 13, 2014.
Rod Stewart, seen here in November 1976, first became famous as a member of the Jeff Beck Group and Faces before finding solo success in the 1970s. Some of Stewart's best known songs include "Maggie May," "Reason to Believe," "Every Picture Tells a Story," "You Wear it Well," "Hot Legs," "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?," "Young Turks" and "Downtown Train."
Rod Stewart is seen here in concert at the Prudential Center on Dec. 7, 2013, in Newark, New Jersey.
Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are seen here in the middle with the rest of Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones on the far right and John Bonham on the far left) in an early promotional photo from the late 1960s.
Plant is seen here performing with his newest band, The Sensational Space Shifters, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 14, 2015, in Manchester, Tennessee.
Page, who turned 71 on Jan. 9, 2015, is seen here in November 2014.
David Bowie is seen here on the cover for the 1972 reissue of his 1969 "Space Oddity" album.
After years of silence, Bowie, who turned 68 on Jan. 8, 2015, popped back on the music scene in a big way in 2013, releasing "The Next Day," his first album in nearly a decade, in March 2013. Bowie, seen here in 2010 with his wife, supermodel Iman, still remains partially retired and has not toured since 2004 and has not performed live since 2006.
Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters (second from left) is seen here in the early 1970s with the rest of the band, including (from left to right) Rick Wright, Nick Mason and David Gilmour.
Waters is seen here at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 6, 2014, which also happened to be his 71st birthday.
Jefferson Airplane lead singer Grace Slick is seen here in a promotional photo from the 1960s heyday of her band, known for songs such as "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit."
Slick is seen here signing autographs during a 2008 appearance. She was the only Jefferson Airplane member to continue on in both the offshoots Jefferson Starship and Starship, before retiring from music in 1990. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of Jefferson Airplane in 1996.
Heavy metal rocker Alice Cooper is seen here in 1972 during the tour to support his "School's Out" album.
Cooper today. He is still performing, but he also likes to spend his time on the golf course.
Billy Joel still had a full head of hair when he started producing hits in the early 1970s. He's seen here on the cover of his sixth studio album, 1978's "52nd Street," which earned him two Grammys.
Joel, with a lot less hair, is seen here during a Madison Square Garden concert in December 2014. He is still twinkling the ivories for his fans, and sometimes face-face with another Piano Man, Elton John.
Speaking of Elton John, his first album debuted in 1969 and he hit his stride in the 1970s with such smash albums as "Goodbye Yellowbrick Road," "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" and "Rock of the Westies." He's seen here in a 1975 publicity photo from the "Cher" variety show.
More than 40 years later, Elton John is as big as ever.
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his younger days. The band got its start in the 1970s, with its self-titled debut album coming out in 1978.
Eddie Van Halen is all grown up and still tours with Van Halen -- along with his bassist son, Wolfgang (his child with Valerie Bertenelli).
Here's Ozzy Osbourne (second from left) in his younger days, leading up Black Sabbath's original lineup in the 1970s.
Osbourne is still rocking today, whether he's playing his solo work or reuniting with the members of Black Sabbath. He's seen here arriving at a Hollywood movie premiere on June 25, 2015.
The Rolling Stones, known for their bad boy image, almost look wholesome back in the old days.
Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, seen here posing for the media ahead of their Australian tour in October 2014, still rock out after 50 years.
Drummer Ringo Starr (second from right) is seen here in his 20s with the rest of The Beatles. He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940.
Starr is still bringing peace to music lovers through his All Starr Band tours. He's seen here onstage during the John Varvatos' International Day of Peace Celebration on Sept. 21, 2014, in West Hollywood, California.
David Lee Roth started out as the lead singer for the original lineup of Van Halen back in the 1970s, when he was known for his outrageous sense of style and flair.
Since his first stint with Van Halen came to a close in 1985, Roth has rejoined the band several times over the years, including a concert tour and their first new album in 14 years in 2012 and another concert tour in 2015 set to run from July through October.
A young Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, is seen here on stage in Toronto in October 1976.
Daltrey performs at a concert during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Nov. 23, 2014, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of Kiss perform live in New Haven, Connecticut, during the Alive II Tour in January 1978.
Gene Simmons in July 2014, sans the make-up and costumes he wears as "The Demon" in the rock band Kiss.