Maceo Parker to announce shock retirement from music?

James Brown's former saxophone player created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Parker fans. Speculation had been rife that James Brown's former saxophone player is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 77, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 27/09/2020 : 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-singer 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 Saturday evening, #ThankYouMaceo 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.

“Maceo Parker was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMaceo”
— @universalObserver, 26 Sep 2020
“Parker wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 26 Sep 2020

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