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Music from the 50s and 60s get feet tapping at Hallgarth

There were lots of feet tapping and hands clapping at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham as they welcomed ‘Buddy Silver and the Reverbz’.

One of the guitarists in the band is resident Sheila Stone’s son.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Everyone loved being transported back in time with the music. We heard classics from the 50s and 6s from artists including Johnny Cash, The Searchers and Roy Orbison.”

Joe a resident at the home had a front row seat at the gig and was very impressed by what he heard. He told us: “I remember travelling on my motorbike to see all of the banks in my local area. No matter the weather, I was determined to get there.

“Those were the days when you turned up in a shirt and tie, with your hair brill creamed into place. Not like today when people have their jeans ripped, holes in their t-shirts and unkempt hair. Plus the music nowadays has no meaning and the bass is too high. The youth of today have no idea what they’re missing.”

Angela Muir added, “This gig brought back a lot of memories for Joe. We were ecstatic we could provide him with this special experience. He’s already got his front row seat booked for the band’s next visit.”

Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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