Tom Paxton to announce shock retirement from music?

Paxton created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Paxton fans. Speculation had been rife that the American singer best known for hit songs like Bottle of Wine or The Last Thing on My Mind, is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 83, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 16/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a singer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter 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 Friday evening, #ThankYouTom 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.

“Tom Paxton was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouTom”
— @universalObserver, 15 Jan 2021
“I thought Tom Paxton retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 15 Jan 2021

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