Nursing Home Residents Recreate Classic Album Covers While in Lockdown


These grandmas deserve a Grammy for their photo remakes of classic rock albums.

After so many months in lock-down with no family visiting their senior care home in north London, their activities co-ordinator came up with a gem of an idea.

Robert Speker, charged with keeping them entertained during the COVID crisis, decided to use his photography skills to recreate album covers.

“As this situation is on-going it could be months before the situation changes for them and the need to keep them happy, entertained, and full of spirit has never been more crucial,” said the activities director at Sydmar Lodge Care in Edgware. “It’s been my job and privilege.”

The photo shoots nailed iconic covers like Adele’s 21, The Clash’s London Calling, and David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane—which featured Roma Cohen recreating David Bowie’s iconic ‘Ziggy Stardust’ character.

Julia Davey, manager of the nursing home, told The Independent that Mr Speker is “well-known locally” for organizing activities that are “outside of the box”.

The shoot has gone viral after Speker shared it to Twitter, with fans clamoring to buy a calendar.

The photography project was originally intended to raise funds, so Speker set up a GoFundMe campaign which has raised £1,000. Check out the amazing models and donate to help Speker fund future projects…

JolieSumo pretty much summed up everyone’s feelings, tweeting, “These are so moving. Reminds me of my 97 year old grandmother telling me that on the inside she was still 18.”