81-Year-Old Guitarist Stuns Shop Staff

StoryfulPublished: March 1, 20172,641,981 views
Published: March 1, 2017

Move over, Rolling Stones – there’s a new senior guitarist in town! Mike and the band might be in their 70s and rocking solid, but Bob Wood here is 81 years old and still going strong on the guitar.

The senior citizen from Nashville, Tennessee blew the minds of the employees at a local guitar shop and subsequently the minds of everyone who has access to the World Wide Web, when the shop, confusingly named British Audio Service uploaded a video of Bob playing an impressive version of the standard “B same Mucho” in their salon.

The video racked over 2 million views, and the Internet can’t keep its mouth shut about the frail musician. They wanted to know everything about him, and Wood’s immediate family and friends were more than happy to oblige in the comments.

Wood grew up playing music in the Shenandoah Valley, and was signed on as a regular performer at Jamboree USA in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1970, where he performed for 10 years. He was named Entertainer of the Year by Eastern States Country Music Inc., and in 2007, he was inducted into the Southern Legends Country Music Hall of Fame. Wood cut several albums during his career, including this ice-cold piece of ’70s-era cool, Bob Wood Plays It Cool.

Keep on rocking, Bob!

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    JoKidd · 37 weeks ago

    Just goes to show your never too old!

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      Aqualung · 29 weeks ago

      As my old friend Jethro used to say, you're never to old to rock and roll, if you're too young to die.

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    Michaela · 36 weeks ago

    Why is this STUNNING? Because he's old? Because no one ever played a guitar before 2000? Because older people have no skills? The title to this is an insult to this man. I'll bet he served in many wars and this is no way to respect him.

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      KDee · 35 weeks ago

      Chill out! Stunning because his fingers have such dexterity! -To me at least.

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      Des · 35 weeks ago

      What makes you think he has served in many wars is it because he's old? Or do you think all old people have served in many wars? Or are you just generalising

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      pauly1651 · 20 weeks ago

      My goodness, what IS your problem?? At 81 it is amazing to me that he still has nimble fingers!

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    marymoonlite · 36 weeks ago

    Everybody gets old, even great guitarists

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    student · 36 weeks ago

    Why WOULDN'T an 81-year-old be able to play the guitar well?

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    Tricia · 36 weeks ago

    Most Excellent!

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    flyfinn · 36 weeks ago

    Add a comment...should be called Chet Atkins 2nd

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    KDee · 35 weeks ago

    Just WoW!!!

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    tommylee1963 · 35 weeks ago

    Agreed. Not so amazing...he's probably been playing for 60+ yrs. What IS amazing is LOOK AT THAT HAIR -- he still has it all. Amazing? Not really...cool as hell? absolutely. Rock on grandpa

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    kev596 · 34 weeks ago

    He keeps his arthritis below his hips. What did he do that amazed every body? Breathe?

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    tigheconey · 34 weeks ago

    Riffing on "Besame Mucho" - awesome!

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    kirk123 · 29 weeks ago

    good playing

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    calizd · 29 weeks ago

    The song name is "Bésame Mucho" ("Kiss me a lot") is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez.

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    youareboring · 20 weeks ago

    People will blow anything out of proportion to get some attention they won't ever get in real life. It's an old gentlemen playing a guitar with DECENT guitar skills, that is all. 2 Million views on facebook ALONE!? WOW your life must be interesting as fuck.