RIP Fred Knittle

Have you seen the movie Young@Heart? If not, please do. It’s a touching documentary about the Young At Heart chorus, a senior citizen chorus from Northampton that happens to sing rock and roll songs. The story of the group and its members is inspiring (and pretty funny, too).

I just read that Fred Knittle, a member of the chorus, died yesterday. Fred had one of the most memorable moments of the film, when he sang Coldplay’s Fix You on stage at the Academy of Music. The song was supposed to be a duet with his friend Bob, but Bob passed away shortly before the show. Fred does the song solo, and it is one of the most heartfelt performances I’ve ever heard. I’m posting the clip of him singing Fix You below. Thanks for giving us this moment, Fred.


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  1. I didn’t realize they were from Northhampton? They are great- especially Fred!

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