So Dolly Parton wants to celebrate her 75th birthday by posing for the cover of Playboy magazine and recreating her original photoshoot from 1978. You go girl!!
If you compare pictures of Dolly now, at 74, to when she was in her 30s, she doesn’t look all that different. And she still has a massive fan base. Age is just a number and we should be able to do whatever makes us feel good, no matter the date on our birth certificate.
Dolly has been at the top of the country singing game for half a century and when asked if she plans to retire she simply shrugged off the question. She is still as popular, still as iconic, and still seems to have the same energy she did in her 20s and 30s, so why do we assume just because she’s in her seventies that she wants to slow down?
When I was in Sydney in January, I saw Elton John’s farewell tour, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Elton may be 72 but he is still an incredible performer. The show lasted for two and a half hours, and he only stopped once for a quick costume change. The place was rocking!
Both he and Dolly are prime examples of why you don’t need to stop Workin’ 9-to-5 just because others reckon you should.