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Can you be a rock groupie at 92? Yes, you can-can

In tune: Chrissie with John (left) and guitarist Gareth Smedley PICTURE: SWNS

NOT many 92-year-olds get their kicks being a rock groupie.

But former can-can dancer Chrissie Younge says the secret to not getting old is following her favourite rock band — and drinking rum every day.

The retired chiropractor, from Egerton, Greater Manchester, has seen Bolton-based The Jade Assembly more than 60 times since 2013. And she spends every gig ‘at the front dancing from start to finish’.

She said: ‘They’re like my family. They pick me up before their gigs in the bus and the lead singer John Foster sings all the way there and plays the guitar.

‘He always plays my favourite song Nothing Changes. It’s great and I’ll never stop going to their gigs — it keeps me young.’

Chrissie was born in April 1927 and got married young.

When the match ended in divorce, the trained ballet dancer went to work in Paris’s famous cabaret halls performing the can-can in the 1950s and 60s.

The band’s manager Mick Watson said that Chrissie is famous for ‘knocking back drinks like a youngster’ at their gigs.

‘Their fans are called the Jade Army,’ he said. ‘And she is head of the army.’