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Video of George Lee aged 97 goes viral

A video posted on the DG Music Facebook page of 97 year old war veteran George Lee singing ‘You are My Sunshine’ has gone viral with 40,000 views on Facebook and features on Sky News, The BBC and The London Evening Standard. 

George who lives in Leicestershire, is a Burma War Veteran and at the age of 83 decided to take up playing music. He has been learning the ukulele for 14 years now with local musician Dan Britton from the band Govannen who lives in Melton Mowbray. 

After the Coronavirus lockdown started last week, we contacted all of our DG Music artists to see if they would be interested in sending us a video of one song that we could post on Facebook, with the idea of having one a day to cheer people up during this diffciult time. Dan contacted our Director David Graham and said that he would try to get one from his 97 year old ukulele pupil George.

We received the video of George’s heart-warming performance of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ on the evening of Sunday 29th of March and immediately posted it to Facebook and YouTube. Within 24 hours the video had been viewed over 12,000 times and is now at 40,000 views.

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