'That is no country for old men....Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing intellect.' W.B.Yeats 'Sailing To Byzantium.' 1926
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.
And the original :
More you might like to know about this quintessentially true, 'Old Brit' :
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