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Rockgubbarnas nice gesture – to dödssjuka children
Rockgubbarnas nice gesture – to dödssjuka children

Höftkulor and false teeth are exchanged for weddings and Puch mopeds.

When the Rock Lellez massage the user's ears with the familiar tones, they end up in a different time.

– All the money that comes in, we donate to the Swedish childhood cancer foundation, " says Peter Håkansson.

Inside a local on Södermalm in Stockholm is one of 60 people out of Grafikernas group at the three arranged a long table. They are drinking coffee out of blue plastkoppar and eat a sandwich with cheese, tomato and lettuce.

Suddenly, four, something to years come, gentlemen, through the door frame. The murmur silenced. One of them takes hold of the required microphone.

He said: ”We are accustomed to a standing ovation when we enter. Now we are going to go out of here and come back.”

the Men leave the room. Grafikernas group understand what is expected of them. They set themselves up, some with the help of canes and walkers, and clapping your hands as high as they can.

Herrkvartetten come back into the building and receive tributes ordered. They take place at their instruments behind a light loop inside and presents itself as ”Rock Lellez Gubbrockband.”

the Band begins with a play Owe Thörnqvist monsterhit ”Dagny” from 1958.

– this is The music for our age. You want to dance, " says Roger Lund, who is a longstanding member of the association.

Money to the Swedish childhood cancer foundation

Rock Lellez was formed five years ago. The band consists of Sven Lundstedt, Lennart Roos, Peter Håkansson and Bruno Günther. Mostly play the quartet in the 50's and 60's music for older people.

– It can for example be in retirement homes, pubs or weddings, " says Peter Håkansson and continues:

– We take no gage. All the money that comes in, we donate to children's cancer foundation.

currently, the band has been together 300 000 kronor, and the goal is half a million. The reason that the money goes to the Swedish childhood cancer foundation is simple. Both Sven and Lennart have lost a loved one in the terrible disease.

"We lost my partner's granddaughter for seven years ago," says Sven.

" I lost a daughter. She was only 44. It is six years ago now.

”couldn't sit still.”

in Addition to playing guitar, Sven a different task. Between songs, he draws with great irony and the audience's delight of jokes about false teeth, höftkulor and life as a pensioner.

"We like meeting with people and making them happy," he says.

At the end of the gig playing Rock Lellez the song ”Britta's restaurant.” Then rises the two people out of the otherwise seated crowd and start dancing.

– couldn't sit still, " says Eva Lövgren.

Her dance partner is Roger Lund. Both think that the concert kept the high quality and very much like those that all the money will be donated to the children's cancer foundation.

– It is a wonderful initiative. More stuff like that, " says Roger Lund.

Peter Håkansson believes that music is a language. The audience remember the fountain of youth happy days when they get trumhinnorna massaged by familiar tones. For Peter, it is invaluable to get to see.

" When we play at demensboenden see that people are concerned. Your feet begin to go, it danced, and laughed, " he says and continues:

– Run a song, you can link it to a moment: ”that is Just it, when I was in the park, we pussades behind korvkiosken and then we went to the dance floor and squeezed a we bit at each other”.

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