Friday Follies: My Generation

By April 27, 2007Friday Follies

Friday FolliesFor those of you who haven’t already seen this one, it’s priceless. We of a certain age remember the rock anthem by The Who, “My Generation.” The mood, the angst of the entire generation was summed up in one famous line: “Hope I die before I get old.”

Well, now a British, uh, rock group called The Zimmers — featuring 90-year-old lead singer Alf Caretta — has recorded a cover of that famous anthem in no less holy a place than Abbey Road Studios in London. They are to be featured in a BBC documentary by Tim Samuels due out next month. The average age of the band members (there are about 40 of them) is 78, which means they must have some real young ‘uns, to offset ol’ Alf.

In any event, for those of you who remember Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon, this will really entertain you, put a whole new spin on the song. Hey wait — maybe that is Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon….

Click here to watch this week’s Friday Follies. The kids are alright.