Friday, May 11, 2007

A New Twist to “Oldie’s Music” – Meet The Zimmers

My friend, Marv Goldschmitt, has made me aware of a remarkable group of senior citizen musicians who have just recorded an album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The album is scheduled for release later this month. This band of superannuated songsters is not a novelty act, but serious musicians with attitude. Take a minute to listen to the cut from their single, “My Generation.”

Here is a quick overview of their story:

The oldest and greatest rock band in the world - meet The Zimmers and their amazing cover of The Who's "My Generation".

Lead singer Alf is 90 - it's quite something when he sings "I hope I die before I get old". And he's not the oldest - there are 99 and 100-year-olds in the band!

The Zimmers will feature in a BBC TV documentary being aired in May 2007. Documentary-maker Tim Samuels has been all over
Britain recruiting isolated and lonely old people - those who can't leave their flats or who are stuck in rubbish care homes.
The finale of the show is this group of lonely old people coming together to stick it back to the society that's cast them aside - by forming a rock troupe and trying to storm into the pop charts.

Some massive names from the pop world have thrown their weight behind The Zimmers... The song is produced by Mike Hedges (U2, Dido, Cure), the video shot by Geoff Wonfor (Band Aid, Beatles Anthology), and it was recorded in the legendary Beatles studio 2 at
Abbey Road.

Look out for the single being released from May 21 - with proceeds going to a good cause.

And check out more photos and info at:

If just goes to show that aging is just an issue of “mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!”



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