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I'm gonna be a rock singer until I die

Jenny's 67 and still singing and touring with a rock band.

Meet Jenny

Try telling 67 year-old Jenny she should act her age and she’s likely to respond in the only way she knows how – by joining her band up on stage and belting out a classic rock anthem. “I'm gonna be a rock singer until I die,” she says.

Jenny's been singing since she was a toddler and had her first record deal at the age of 12. Now she's made a new album, is about to tour with her band – and has no plans to hang up the mic just yet. She says, “I do it because I love it and because I'm lured to it. It's like a moth to a flame”.

With her mane of blonde hair and rock chick chic, the front woman of the Ladykillers looks completely at home on stage, despite her advancing years. She explains, “Singing makes me feel empowered. I can do something, I can get a message out there to the world”. And she adds, “I feel about 20”.

One of the biggest moments of Jenny's life was hearing the roar of the crowd when she supported Status Quo and Patti Smith at Reading Festival. “When we're young we think we know everything – we don't know anything. It's a growing process and as you get older, you've got more to offer because you know more. You've spent your life learning about things.”

jenny darren and the ladykillers on stage

Jenny believes if you visualise yourself as old, you will be, because it’s the mind that controls the body. As she says, “Some people are born old. If you've got a young mind, and you keep that brain active, you won't do far wrong. I can do absolutely everything that I used to – except do the splits as well as I could!”

jenny darren singing into the microphone

 

Jenny counts herself as lucky because she doesn’t have any aches and pains, just a healthy lifestyle. "I was born on this earth to sing and to be in this business. You have to be dynamic, you have to be powerful, you have to punch the world." What a fabulous attitude to life!

Find out more about Jenny Darren and the Ladykillers, including their new album.

Posted on 29 September 2017

SunLife offers a range of straightforward and affordable products including over 50s life insurance, funeral plans, equity release, home insurance.

Here's the information that you need to know about who we are and the other companies that we work with in order to provide our products and services.

Who are SunLife and who provides the SunLife Guaranteed Over 50 Plans?

SunLife Limited distributes financial products and services , registered office: 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6WG, United Kingdom (registered in England and Wales, no. 05460862). SunLife Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 769427).

Phoenix Life Limited trades as SunLife and is the provider of the SunLife Guaranteed Over 50 Plan life insurance policies. Phoenix Life Limited’s registered office is at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6WG, United Kingdom (registered in England and Wales, no. 1016269).

Who provides the Funeral Benefit Option?

If you choose to add Funeral Benefit Option to your Guaranteed Over 50 Plan, Dignity Funerals Ltd arranges and provides the funeral services, registered office: 4 King Edwards Court, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 6AP (registered in England and Wales, No. 00041598). Dignity Funerals Ltd is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors.

Who provides the Funeral Plans?

Dignity Funerals Ltd arranges and provides the funeral services, registered office: 4 King Edwards Court, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 6AP (registered in England and Wales, No. 00041598). Dignity Funerals is not authorised or regulated for this activity by either the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. Dignity Funerals Ltd is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors.

The life insurance policy that pays for your funeral will be provided by Phoenix Life Limited, trading as SunLife.

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