With your help an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s could top the UK charts with a charity single for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Although he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013, Ted McDermott is able to remember the words to several songs and has been heard singing as The Songaminute Man by over 60 million people, thanks to his son Simon who recorded them duetting in the car.
This week ‘Teddy Mac’ released his first single with the support of Decca Records. You Make Me Feel So Young (originally sang by Frank Sinatra) was recorded with the brilliant Guy Barker Orchestra in Abbey Road Studios, with all proceeds from sales going to the McDermott family and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Take a look behind the scenes at the making of Teddy Mac’s first single You Make Me Feel So Young / Quando Quando Quando with the Guy Barker Orchestra:
The Royal Albert Hall works with the charity Nordoff Robbins to inspire and transform the lives of children and adults with conditions including dementia, autism, learning disabilities, and behavioural difficulties at weekly Music Therapy Sessions.
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Our resident ensemble Albert’s Band visit elderly residents in care homes, hospitals, day centres and hospices across London every week with free Royal Albert Hall Songbook sessions – interactive concert of incredible songs from past Hall performers.
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