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'Best old friends' aged 102 & 88 release first album

Posted at 9:17 PM, Dec 04, 2019

In the 102 years Alan Tripp has been alive, music has been through a number of revolutions. Born more than three decades before the advent of rock 'n roll, Tripp grew up an era when swing music was king.

Joining with his 88-year-old friend Marvin Weisbord, Tripp has just released his first album.

The lyrics to his songs came from poems written by Tripp.

On his website, Tripp says the music is 40s era music with lyrics written for the 2020s. A point was made that new music has not been released in a long time for those who are now seniors.

According to CTV , the album came out on Nov. 15.

Weisbord told CTV that when Tripp turned 100, an idea came to him to set one of Tripp's poems to music.

“That summer, I was thinking about what I could give him for his birthday that he doesn’t already have and decided to write a song using lyrics,” he said.

Tripp said, “I’d never written a song in my life.”

The album, known as the Senior Song Book, can be purchased for download or CD.