Al Green Joins Twitter: 'We're Only Just Getting Started'

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Al Green performs live at day 2 of The North Sea Jazz Festival at Ahoy on July 10, 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Al Green has been singing to fans for half a century. But he's only been tweeting for about one day.

The "Love and Happiness" star -- who turned 72 in April -- finally joined Twitter on Tuesday (Sept. 4) sending out his first two tweets, which included a vintage 1976 promo photo and a simple message about an hour later. "It's been over 50 years since the beginning," he wrote. "And we're only just getting started."

Green is best known for his string of 1970s soul hits, including "Take Me To the River," "Let's Stay Together," "Tired of Being Alone" and "Put a Little Love In Your Heart" among many others. The legendary singer, often referred to as The Reverend Al Green, hasn't released a new album since 2008's Lay It Down, which was produced by the Roots' Questlove and James Poyser.

Check out The Reverend's first tweets below.