The Zimmers sing My Generation

Ridiculously amazing this. Remember The Who’s “My Generation”? Imagine that, sung by a bunch of geriatric rockers. The Zimmers sing, and how! This video really made my day.

From the BBC.

The Zimmers – whose lead singer is 90-year-old Alf Carretta – have recorded a unique version of The Who’s My Generation, which is released in May. The 40-strong band, which includes some centenarians, recorded My Generation at the legendary studio two at Abbey Road – the very place where the Beatles recorded most of their hits.

Leading figures from the music industry – including a top U2 producer – have thrown their weight behind the group, which was the brainchild of documentary maker Tim Samuels, who has made a series about disenfranchised groups fighting back.

He has brought together the 40 old people, including pensioners tired of life in old age homes and those suffering from social isolation in their own communities. “This is about old people sticking it back to the society that has cast them aside,” says Samuels.

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0 Responses to The Zimmers sing My Generation

  1. dipali says:

    Brilliant! They seemed to have really had a ball- great idea.

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