Fred Knittle was a beloved member of the [email protected] Chorus. In the video above, you can see him performing Coldplay’s “Fix You” in a British documentary. Sadly, Fred passed away a few years after this performance, but his cover of the song has stayed with us, now notching over 300,000 YouTube video views.
When you hear him sing the lyrics, “And the tears come streaming down your face / When you lose something you can’t replace / When you love someone, but it goes to waste,” it’s a chilling reminder that life is too short to not give everything and everyone in your life all that you’ve got.
What are you waiting for?
About [email protected]
The Northhampton, MA singing group was founded in 1982 and is comprised of elders (currently their ages range from 73-89). According to the [email protected] website, their mission is simple, “to present a unique and positive image of aging through the creation of originally staged musical and theater performances that incorporate songs not commonly sung by older Americans.”
And the songs they’ve sung! From Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, to Jimmi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna and Coldplay, they’ve made a name for themselves and pushed the limits of what society thinks the elderly can achieve.
And they have a new project: singing alongside prison inmates to help them curate relationships and form bonds with their peers. Watch the video here:
[h/t: A Plus]