Simon Marcus

The 753 Lockdowns perform 'All of Me' for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research
raised of £1,000 target
by 44 supporters
Yorkshire Cancer Research

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The 753 Lockdown boys, with an average age of 75, have made this catchy version of jazz standard ‘All Of Me’ which can be seen here: htpps://

The song was recorded over Zoom and by mobile phone from their homes.

All money raised will benefit Yorkshire Cancer Research, a charity close to the four members' hearts, as singer Stan Glucksman, 72, is living with an incurable cancer diagnosis.

The group consists of singer Stan, Morton 
(keyboards and harmonica), 84, Phil (clarinet), 78, and the baby of the band, guitar player Loz, 66.

Prior to the pandemic, the band, who have been friends for
'very many years', used to meet up regularly to rehearse at keyboard player Morton's home, number 753. But with Stan's diagnosis, another band member's asthma and all of the group's advanced years, they have not felt it was safe to continue their jam sessions.

Together, they hit upon the idea of recording together via
Zoom and the keyboard player recommended Simon, a video producer, to help them overcome the technical issues.

Simon Marcus, of video production company Addictive Media, who recorded and mixed the video, said: "The boys were so professional and talented that they all laid down their contributions within one or two takes.

"They had a lot to cope with as they were involved in a
Zoom session, playing along to a guide track from the keyboard player with headphones and also recording their contributions live on their own mobile phones, which they then needed to send all their audio files.

"Once I had their individual recordings, I mixed the
audio to make it sound as if they were live in the same room."

The group last performed live together at a fundraising gig
at a primary school towards the end of 2019.

Stan, said: "I am very proud of our version of ‘All Of Me’. I was diagnosed with incurable cancer two years ago and I hope this song helps raise much needed funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research as well as giving people pleasure."

Clarinettist Phil, said: "We miss playing together so much. The pandemic has affected everyone's lives and this project has been hugely positive for all of us."

Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: "The 753 Lockdown's version of ‘All Of Me’ is a total earworm - I can't get it out of my head!

"It's heart-warming when people are able to turn difficult times into something so positive. I think they've all done a fantastic job. We are grateful they have decided to raise funds to support vital research in Yorkshire."

For more information please contact Simon Marcus ( on 07720 405 795

About Yorkshire
Cancer Research

  • Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925
    and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered
    Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity.
  • Current statistics show that 560 people are
    diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week.
  • Our mission is for 2,000 more people to survive
    cancer every year in Yorkshire.
  • There are lots of cancer problems across the
    region that need to be tackled on a local level. We work in partnership with
    researchers, clinicians, the NHS, public health bodies and other charities to
    fund innovative work in four key areas: prevention, early diagnosis, treatment
    and clinical trials.
  • For more information, please visit
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