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102-Year-Old And 88-Year-Old Release Their First Album For Seniors But Young People Are Loving It Too
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102-Year-Old And 88-Year-Old Release Their First Album For Seniors But Young People Are Loving It Too

Age is no obstacle to learning new things and being creative. That’s what 102-year-old Alan R. Tripp and 88-year-old Marvin Weisbord taught us after they released their first-ever music album called ‘Senior Song Book.’ It just goes to show that anything is possible even when you’re old and gray—you just need some willpower, a friend by your side, and a burning passion to keep on improving forever.

“Music that you would’ve loved if you were alive back in 1940 and you can still love today,” that’s the way lyricist and producer Alan describes his and jazz pianist Marv’s music.

The friends live in the same Pennsylvania retirement community and have been writing songs together for the past 2 years. Their album consists of 8 songs and 2 remixes.

More info: SeniorSongBook.com | CDBaby.com

Meet Marvin (left, 88 years old) and Alan (right, 102 years old)

They are true jokers at heart. Marvin kids that he feels “so young” whenever he’s together with Alan. After all, there’s a 14-year difference between being 88 and 102, even if it doesn’t look like it. While Alan states that he “stopped getting older 10 years ago” with a deadpan look on his face, which makes it even more hilarious.

Together, the seniors have released their first album called ‘Senior Song Book’

“So we’re writing songs that are recognizable, in genres that are recognizable, with lyrics telling stories about what our lives are like now,” Marvin told Hannah Batanson of the Washington Post.

They have been making music together for the past two years

“Now we’re giving people who are 64 years old a chance to be 14 again and get new songs in their heads,” explained Alan, according to whom it was never the pair’s intention to turn a profit. However, if anyone is interested, Alan and Marvin’s album ‘Senior Song Book’ is available on CDBaby.com for $9.99.

The duo feels younger than ever

Dear Pandas, did you enjoy Alan and Marvin’s music? What do you think of their personalities? Are you planning on doing something creative when you retire? Let us know in the comments!

The seniors love making music and don’t care about turning a profit

You can watch the video about the two friends here

Here’s an excerpt from Alan and Marvin’s song ‘I Just Can’t Remember Your Name’ which speaks equally to forgetful seniors and adventurous young adults alike:

I know I’m mad about you,
And all but lost without you,
And great affection for you I proclaim.
I’m ready now to kiss you,
But, baby, there’s an issue–
I just can’t remember your name.

People on the internet love Alan and Marvin’s songs, and so do we

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Kathy Baylis
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These two are further proof that it ain’t over til it’s over. Don’t shut people away just because they’re old. These days we’re healthier and living longer than ever (and hopefully this trend will continue) and, as long as our minds stay intact, we get bored if not engaged. I didn’t get the chance to go to college (as a freshman) until I was 51, and at 58 (in May 2019) received my Masters degree—-at the top of my class so, obviously I’m still able to learn new things. I also come from a family that lives to 100 and over, so don’t plan to retire at 65 (can’t afford to anyway), and will continue to work into my eighties, as long as my mental and physical health holds out. Who would want to spend a third of their life in retirement, living on a social security check that buys less every year, and using up all your personal investments? Risky and tbh boring. And not for me.

MsM
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is in my neck of the woods, Pandas! I saw this on my local news show a couple days ago. AMAZING!!! <3 <3 <3

Robert Stone
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am the saxophonist on this recording and enjoyed making music with everyone on the CD. I think the lyrics and music are well written, naturally from two people with a lot of life experience!

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These two are further proof that it ain’t over til it’s over. Don’t shut people away just because they’re old. These days we’re healthier and living longer than ever (and hopefully this trend will continue) and, as long as our minds stay intact, we get bored if not engaged. I didn’t get the chance to go to college (as a freshman) until I was 51, and at 58 (in May 2019) received my Masters degree—-at the top of my class so, obviously I’m still able to learn new things. I also come from a family that lives to 100 and over, so don’t plan to retire at 65 (can’t afford to anyway), and will continue to work into my eighties, as long as my mental and physical health holds out. Who would want to spend a third of their life in retirement, living on a social security check that buys less every year, and using up all your personal investments? Risky and tbh boring. And not for me.

MsM
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is in my neck of the woods, Pandas! I saw this on my local news show a couple days ago. AMAZING!!! <3 <3 <3

Robert Stone
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am the saxophonist on this recording and enjoyed making music with everyone on the CD. I think the lyrics and music are well written, naturally from two people with a lot of life experience!

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