This has to be some kind of record: Seniors aged 88 and 102 release their debut album

Age is but a number, right? Ask Tony Bennet, who olds a number of world records, including the oldest person to have a Top 40 album at age 92.

If you need more proof, say hello to Alan R. Tripp and Marvin Weisbord, a couple of Pennsylvania seniors aged 88 and 102, have just released their debut record.

A couple of years ago on the occasion of his 100th birthday, Tripp wrote a poem about ageing. Its poignancy caught the attention of Weidbord, who lived in the same retirement facility. He then wrote a jazz piece using the poem as lyrics.

The first song, “Best Old Friends,” led to another. And then another. Eventually, there was enough material for a whole album that they called Senior Song Book.

The result is that we have the oldest songwriting duo in history.

Take that, Whistler’s Mother. Read more here. (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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