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April 18, 2007
The Zimmers: Oldest Rock Band in the World
More info on this video from the clip's YouTube page: 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 be featured in a BBC TV documentary to be 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 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.
The group even has a MySpace page at www.myspace.com/thezimmersband. Crazy.
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