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    Proof of Dave's Age . . . 52 or 53

    As of 10/10/2007, is Dave 52, or 53 years old?

    Please submit your proof to back up your belief that Dave is either 52 or 53 now.....

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    According to my copy of Dave's book "Crazy From The Heat", on page 12 of the chapter "Looking In The Rearview Mirror", he states that he was born in Bloomington, Indiana October 10, 1954.

    As of yesterday, the man is 53.
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    the official VH encyclopidia alse states 1954.

    happy belated b-day Dave! see you in a month in Montreal!
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    Dave was born in 54. The reason everyone gets confused about his age is because when they first became famous, it was Dave's idea to tell everyone that they were all two years younger than they were.

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    The new book "Everybody Wants Some" by Ian Christie goes one step further by listing Dave's birthday as October 10, 1953, which would actually make him 54 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerfuryglory View Post
    The new book "Everybody Wants Some" by Ian Christie goes one step further by listing Dave's birthday as October 10, 1953, which would actually make him 54 now.
    OH! That's right....Dave & Al were both born in 53......It's also stated in "Van Halen The Early Years" DVD.



    Sorry, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerfuryglory View Post
    The new book "Everybody Wants Some" by Ian Christie goes one step further by listing Dave's birthday as October 10, 1953, which would actually make him 54 now.
    I doubt Dave would mess up his own birth date in his autobiography. Factual details regarding certain exploits during his lifetime, yes. Yet his own birthday?
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    His nose looks about 54......

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    I doubt Dave would mess up his own birth date in his autobiography. Factual details regarding certain exploits during his lifetime, yes. Yet his own birthday?

    Oh, I don't think he "messed up" as much as embellished the same as when they got started. I always thought he was two years older than Edward (same age as Alex) regardless of what year they stated as being born and I know for sure Edward turned 52 this year but I do not have "proof" other than reading it many times in different articles.

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    Of all the things to get in a pickle about, one year difference in the possible B-day of Dave?

    This kind of nitpicking is the difference between being and fan and having a fetish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut View Post
    Of all the things to get in a pickle about, one year difference in the possible B-day of Dave?

    This kind of nitpicking is the difference between being and fan and having a fetish.
    Ohhh it's not quite like that !!!

    I have a vested interest in EXACTLY what year he was born, because my DOB is alo 10-10. I read way back when that his DOB was 10-10-55. That matched my DOB exactly. Some of the Birthday sites on the web still list his year as 1955. Now we have a question of whether it is 53 or 54.

    BTY, CC, I think that Zsa Zsa Gabor still "says" that she is 39....
    But, of course, she's lying.

    I'd like to see a copy of Dave's Birth Certificate.

    If that's nitpicky, then so be it !!

    BTY, wingut, do you have a pickle fetish??

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rover View Post

    BTY, wingut, do you have a pickle fetish??
    Dammit. Yes. Ya got me.

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    Default Hot for Teacher Lyrics Reveal Dave's True Age

    Conspiracy theorists are gonna love this one as much as when Beatles fans believed that the real Paul McCartney was replaced in or around the time of the release of Abbey Road. Anyway, with that being said, here goes the theory about the lyrics in question at the end of "Hot For Teacher":

    Oh man, I think the clock is slow.
    I dont feel "TARDY."
    Class dismissed!

    The question is: does Dave really say the phrase "I don't feel TARDY" or does he actually say, "I don't feel THIRTY."

    Keep in mind, they recorded "1984" in late 1983. So if they had recorded this song in or around October, 1983, Dave would have just turned 30 years old (if he was born in October, 1953). Ed said that Dave always wanted to remain in his 20s forever, so Dave could have been reflecting/marvelling about the fact that he had just celebrated a milestone birthday (even if we all thought he was 2 years younger than that at the time).

    Dave always improvised lyrics, so it's feasible that he actually said "Thirty," even though the official lyrics say, "Tardy."

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    Theres an issue of The Inside where he celebrated his birthday in 1981 and he was 26!!!! Theres a photo of a birthday cake etc.

    Who the hell knows?
    What is understood need not be discussed

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    Some random thoughts on the topic:

    - Dave was said to always say he was 2 years younger than he was back in the early days. Magazines said he was born in 1955 due to his interviews, so this would make him born in 1953 (with the 2 year younger lie).

    - I have an audio interview from the Spring of '94 when Your Filthy Little Mouth came out, he mentions that he is 39 (meaning that he would be 40 in the Fall) So, that puts the year at 1954.

    - As mentioned above, he says in his book that he was born in 1954, I don't see any reason why he would have to lie about it at the point of publishing (1997), but it's Dave...

    - I have some various cassette tapes from his radio show where he mentioned he graduated high school in 1972. This would put him at 18 in October '72, being born in 1954.

    - I have the INSIDE magazine that has the headline, "Roth Turns 26" from 1981. This would put him at 1955 (which could have been the 2 year lie he was telling everyone back then). So that would be 1953.

    In my opinion, for years, I thought it was 1953, but I'm not sure what to think anymore!

 

 

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