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Octogenarians give twist to J-pop 'girl band'

33-member troupe with minimum age of 84 scores sellout Japan tour
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 05:50
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TRAVEL WISH: Menaka, a queen bee of the troupe, says she hasn't even been to Tokyo or Osaka. 'I wanted to go there before I went to heaven.'

Kohama, Japan

THEY joke about knocking on heaven's door, but a Japanese "girl band" with an average age of 84 has struck a blow for grannies everywhere by becoming pop idols.

Hailing from the remote, coral-fringed island of Kohama in Okinawa, KBG84 - a play on the name of