Professional drummer, Hubert Davies, had to put his drumsticks down in 1942 to help with the war effort.
Seventy-five years later, he picked up where he left off.
And despite being partially deaf at 96, he's still got what it takes to be a working musician at regular gigs.
"Oh you feel it yes. Rhythm is in your blood. The moment that young lady there starts, it doesn't matter what she's going to play I can pick up the rhythm," Davies said
Davies plays with his band in Perth, Australia, and his audience seems to appreciate his music.
"They think I'm a bit of a nut case you know," Davies said.
He didn't pick up drumming again until he was invited to play with his friends band around six months ago.
"The first number that was played the trumpeter turned around and gave me the thumbs up. The bass player leaned over and said 'you're hired'," Davies said.
Davies is also improving his piano skills through tutorials on the internet.
He plans to keep making music as long as he can.
The Associated Press contributed to this report