'I may be 70 but I don't feel any different'
He played bass guitar for The Rolling Stones and went on to form one of the first garage rock bands.
Dick Taylor may have just turned 70 but he has no plans to slow down any time soon as The Pretty Things continue to roll along some 50 years after finding fame.
The lead guitarist has had hits with the likes of Rosalyn and Don't Bring Me Down and is bringing the band to Hessle Town Hall next month.
He said last time the musicians came to Hull he thought he was hallucinating, when a stable of horses came galloping along the road in the opposite direction.
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"We were driving over a flyover and I couldn't believe what I was seeing," he said.
"It was years ago and obviously they had escaped from somewhere.
"At first I thought it was because I was so tired, I was seeing things.
"We did report it to the police and it's definitely something I remember about Hull."
After starting his musical career with one of the world's biggest acts, The Rolling Stones, he still stays in touch with the band and says "everything is cool" between them.
He was an early bass guitarist with The Stones and helped to form the act but wanted to play lead and decided it was best to go and do something different.
"Years ago The Stones were playing on the Isle of Wight where I live," he said.
"I had a good chat with Keith Richards and introduced him to my wife and daughter who thought he was a great guy.
"I think it's brilliant they could be headlining Glastonbury this year. Maybe they'll ask The Pretty Things one day.
"So many bands go their separate ways and don't speak anymore so it's nice to see them still playing and for The Pretty Things to be touring once more.
"People often ask if I'm going to keep going and I say 'why not?'. Jazz musicians play until old age so why can't we.
"My local paper even ran a story about me still rocking at 70 and I was presented with it at a surprise birthday party, it was really nice.
"We have very fond memories of Hull and it will be great to play in Hessle, although we don't jump about on stage as much as we used to, there's plenty of entertainment."
Dick said their set will include a few new numbers, classic hits and a trio blues section.
He said: "We play very accessible music which is still relevant and we have a lot of young fans.
"I may now be 70, but I don't feel any different."