Friends release “Senior Song Book” album at 102 and 88
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania – Age is just a number for the latest songwriting sensation. Marvin Weisbord, 88, writes the music. But he’s practically a little bopper compared to his lyricist friend Alan Tripp, 102.
“All my life I’ve tried to be a songwriter. I had to wait until I was 102 to be successful,” Tripp said.
Weisbord said he thought he was just writing a song for Alan’s birthday and that would be “the end”. But that was just the start.
Recently they recorded an album of original songs titled “Book of songs for the elderly”, with the help of young crooners. They call it “music like the 40s, words for the 2020s”.
“We were out of stock on the album. People want to make it a cabaret show,” Tripp said.
The songs are about love, lost love and the ups and downs of aging, with lyrics like, “I know I should kiss you. But baby, there’s a problem. I just can’t.” remember your name. “
But remember the names Tripp and Weisbord, which show that it’s never too late to make your dreams come true.