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July 2, 2008 12:42 PM   Subscribe

Is there anything like an IMDB for rock music? or for sports figures?

I'm trying to do a search for famous men over 65 who haven't kicked the bucket yet. With IMDB it's pretty easy to do so for guys in entertainment (TV, Film, radio even). But when it comes to rock or sports, not so much. Any idea if such sites exist with similar functionality to IMDB?
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posted by the luke parker fiasco at 12:48 PM on July 2, 2008

AllMusic.com is remarkably deep for music-related info, even biographical.
posted by grabbingsand at 12:49 PM on July 2, 2008

The closest I've found is www.allmusic.com -- but I've never tried any particularly advanced searches so I'm not sure if you can filter by age.

No clue if there's a similar sports site.
posted by Alabaster at 12:49 PM on July 2, 2008

well there's baseball-reference, basketball-reference, and hockey-reference. and of course the always venerable and 100% accurate wikipedia.
posted by Mach5 at 12:53 PM on July 2, 2008

On allmusic you can serach by birth year = x, but not birth year <>
If you can't find anything better though you can do 65-95 in "only" 30 searches.
posted by aubilenon at 2:25 PM on July 2, 2008

NNDB is a general database of "noteworthy" people, and includes people known for their involvement in sports, film, music, politics, etc. Their site search is pretty anemic but but it might be a good place to look -- maybe you could scrape their database.
posted by camcgee at 4:07 PM on July 2, 2008

65 is still pretty young, relatively speaking, but if you want a list of older famous people, go to stiffs.com and see who's popular on their Dead Pool lists.
posted by GaelFC at 7:39 PM on July 2, 2008

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