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- Posted on Sep 30th 2008 10:00AM by James Sullivan
"We're old, but we're not dead," the group's manager told Reuters after a CD-release gig for the album 'Lust for Life' at a Berlin shopping mall. Forget rock 'n' roll: these people go back an era when big band music was considered risque. The lead singer is 91; two members are 102. When the Who played 'My Generation,' some of them were already playing Bingo together.
The recording session for the Who cover has been a YouTube sensation, especially in the Zimmers' native England. Though the album features versions of songs by Eric Clapton and the Beatles, their name is not a tribute to that other rock Hall of Famer, Bob Dylan (nee Zimmerman): In the UK, a Zimmer Frame is an elderly person's walker.
The band recorded at Abbey Road. In the video, four members are seen reenacting the Beatles' famous photo shoot, trundling across the iconic crosswalk with their canes and walkers. It might have seemed surreal when Paul McCartney lived long enough to see the far side of his song 'When I'm Sixty-Four.' For these folks, 64 is mere kids' stuff.
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