I was noodling through Wikipedia and checked up on the Stranglers to see if there was an update on their drummer Jet Black. I was surprised to see that he was born in 1938. Although he’s retired now he was gigging with them in 2015 despite health issues.
It got me thinking - is Jet Black the oldest punk - on stage at 77?
For the purposes of this exercise I’ll ignore my own very firm opinion of what constitutes punk and accept a band’s Wikipedia categorisation of punk / new wave, and will take age on stage as the relevant variable.
John and Tom Wright of NoMeansNo played up their ages and status as old farts, despite delivering some blistering work, but they were only born in 1954 and 1962, so are mere babies. Who else in the world of punk could push ahead of Mick Jagger in the oldies queue?