Charles Lloyd to announce shock retirement from music?

Lloyd created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Lloyd fans. Speculation had been rife that the American musician best known for his album Forest Flower, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 81, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 22/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a musician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouCharles was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Charles Lloyd was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouCharles”
— @universalObserver, 21 May 2019
“Didn't Charles Lloyd retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 21 May 2019

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