Monday, May 07, 2007

The Zimmers "My Generation"

This is cute! Keep on rockin' on no matter how old you are!

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.


uma said...

Sounds good. I'm all set to tune in to the BBC programme and to see if I can get hold of this old Rockers CD!

Stardust said...

Uma...hi friend!
I hope we get this on some sort of program here in the U.S. I would really like to see it. They all look like they're having such a great time, don't they?

uma said...

I was not able to really see the video - I dont seem to have the right software - but I read a write up about them on myspace. Really have to do something about my computer.

Stardust said...

Uma- what a shame! It's so much fun to watch. This group of seniors really "rock" and "boogie down"! LOL! That's how I hope to be if I live that long.

uma said...

Yeah me too!

I could only watch bits of the video but the damn thing keeps getting stuck. My comp engineer is bringing back my laptop today so I'll ask him if he can help out.