Ry Cooder to announce shock retirement from music?

Cooder created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Cooder fans. Speculation had been rife that the American musician best known for albums like Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, Bop till You Drop or Chicken Skin Music, will announce his retirement from music, at age 77, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 16/04/2024 : 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 Monday evening, #ThankYouRy 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.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouRy.”
— @DesireePlum, 15 Apr 2024
“Cooder wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 15 Apr 2024

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