This one is from September of 2008, but I’d never seen it. It’s simply wonderful. An elderly couple visiting the Mayo Clinic, Marlow and Fran Cowan – he was 89 at the time, she 83 – see a piano in the lobby and decide, what the heck, let’s play!
So they did.
This just made me smile so much. I just love the “old” music. Keep in mind, the gentleman was 19 years old in 1938.
There’s some interesting background to the story from another woman who was there at the time, and asked the couple to play another song for them – it’s that song, below, that went super-viral. And a nice follow-up, several years later, from the Mayo Clinic.
Then these two videos are from a follow-up concert they held at Mayo after the video went viral. Really neat.