Monday, 12 July 2010

Britain is no longer a country for Alf Carretta of 'The Zimmers'




Alf Carretta who has died at the age of 93 was the lead singer in 'The Zimmers', a group which consists of 40 pensioners with a combined age of more than 3,000 years.

Some facts about 'The Zimmers':.

* were the brainchild of BBC producer, Tim Samuels, who was making a television documentary about the way Britain neglected its old people.

* youngest member is 67 and the oldest member, Buster, is 103.


* take their name from the 'Zimmer' frame.

* their image of walking across Abbey Road is a parody of 'The Beatles'.

* in 2008, their full-length album 'Lust for Life', featured cover versions of songs by Eric Clapton, 'The Beatles' and Frank Sinatra.

* in 2007 their cover version of the 'The Who's' song 'My Generation' shuffled into the charts at Number 26.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQCd3_fdsO0

And the original :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594WLzzb3JI

More you might like to know about this quintessentially true, 'Old Brit' :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/7871491/Alf-Carretta.html

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