Proving being old doesn’t have to be all Werther’s Originals in front of the Antiques Roadshow, here’s some grandparents who continue to rock. BB King tops the list of top rockstar grandad with a rumoured 50 grandchildren and 8-10 great grandchildren. With that many birthday and Christmas presents to buy no wonder Mr. King was still playing 250-300 shows a year in his seventies.
Bob Dylan has nine grand children. One of which, Pablo Dylan 18, is a rapper. He also has a bumper sticker on his car saying ‘worlds greatest grandpa’.
Bob Geldof has a grandson called Astala who is the son of Peaches Geldof. Unfortunately, Bob said a couple of weeks after his grandson’s birthday that he hated the name Astala and wasn’t even sure how to pronounce it.
James Taylor’s 6-year-old grandson is called Bodhi Taylor Bragonier. Fun fact – ‘Bodhi’ is the name of the tree that the Buddha was enlightened under.
Jimmy Page’s 6-year-old grandaughter Martha Alice Brown also has an astronaut for a dad. Probably making her genes very close to perfect.
Toxic twin Joe Perry has a grandson called Austin, who is fathered by his stepson Aaron – also the CEO for the ‘Joe Perry’s Rock Your World’ hot sauce brand.
The infamously anarchistic John Lydon is a grandfather to twin Jamaican grandkids who are the children of his daughter, former frontwoman for The Slits, Ari Up.
Led Zep legend John Paul Jones has a fairly impressive three children and six grandchildren. That’s a whole lotta birthdays to remember.
Joni Mitchell has one grandaughter and one grandson from her long-lost daughter Kelly Dale. Kelly was 32 years old when she was finally reunited with her mum, after being given up for adoption by Joni when she was 20.
To a regular person Keith Richards is seen as arguably the most rock ‘n’ roll rockstar of them all, but to four youngsters – Ella Rose, Orson, Ida and Ava – he is just wrinkly grandpa Keith.
You may know him as the man behind timeless pop classics such as ‘Dancing On the Ceiling’ and the Walkers extra crunchy ad. But behind the voice Lionel Richie is also a dedicated grandfather to Harlow Madden (5) and Sparrow Madden (4).
Rock-icon and king of swagger Mick Jagger not only has four grandchildren but is soon to be a great grandad thanks to his grandaughter Assisi, daughter of Jade Jagger.
At the apt age of 66, Meat Loaf is the granddad to Revel Young Ian, who at 11 months old was the youngest ever attendee of the Kerrang! awards and probably the first to need a high-chair.
Neil Diamond, a long-time favourite of grans everywhere, is now himself proud grandpa to seven kids.
Late ’80s Swedish rapper Neneh Cherry became a hip-hopping grandmother at the impressive age of 45 when her 19-year-old daughter gave birth to her son back in 2009.
Famous for excessive drug taking and odd on-stage eating habits, Ozzy Osbourne now has five grandchildren.
Macca recently released a new album, ‘New’. Not bad going for the grandad of six: three from Mary (Arthur, Elliot and Sam) and three from Stella (Miller, Bailey and Beckett).
Queens man and Run-DMC founding member Rev Run is soon to be a grandad, after his daughter Vanessa announcing she’s pregnant earlier this month.
Beatles man Ringo Starr is grandad to two: Tatia, 28, and Louie Starkey, 14. Tatia is currently following in her grandad’s footsteps playing in her band Belakiss.
Robert Plant has five grandkids. Not bad for the frontman of one of the biggest rock bands of all time.
Brit music legend Rod Stewart recently become a grandfather after his daughter gave birth to daughter Delilah last year.
Ronnie Wood has 2 grandkids – 4-year-old Maggie Dylan MacDonald and Rex, who is the son of Jesse Wood and Fearne Cotton.
The Who frontman Roger Daltry has hit double figures with a total of 10 grandkids. Poor Roger, it must get quite difficult remembering who’s who.
Aerosmith sex icon Steven Tyler is grandfather to Liv Tyler’s 9-year old-son Milo. However, this may come as a shock to Milo – Liv thought Steven was her uncle until she was 8.
Tina Turner has two grandchildren – one grandson and one grandaughter. I’d like to see your gran try to rock a skin-tight silver dress.