Steve Cropper to announce shock retirement from music?

Blues Brothers guitarist created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Cropper fans. Speculation had been rife that Blues Brothers guitarist is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 79, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 15/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a guitarist isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a guitarist 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, #ThankYouSteve 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.

“Steve Cropper was unlike any other guitarist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouSteve”
— @universalObserver, 14 Jun 2021
“I thought Steve Cropper retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 14 Jun 2021

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