Young at Heart Chorus: 'They Don't Expect Us to Sing Rock'

On a recent afternoon in the college town of Northampton, Mass., a group of seniors aged 70-90 gathered to practice singing. But instead of church hymns or World War II-era classics, Jimi Hendrix drifted from the rafters, with a live rock band as accompaniment. Yes, the song was "Purple Haze" and, yes, the people singing it were pretty old … and pretty good. The members of the Young at Heart chorus might be the unlikeliest rockers around, in that every member of the group is at least 70....Full Story
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