Mags does it her way; Pensioner with dementia storms the charts with version of Sinatra classic ED SOUTHGATE.
Byline: ED SOUTHGATE
AN OAP with dementia has stormed the charts with her cover of Frank Sinatra's My Way - beating Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
Margaret Mackie, 83, who lives in a care home, stunned residents with a word-perfect rendition at the Christmas party.
A video of her performance with home worker Jamie Lee Morely, 31, went viral - so he recorded the tune professionally and released it as a single.
The song, which raises money for Alzheimer's Society and Dementia UK, is now at No5 in Amazon's bestseller chart. In the iTunes Top 40 UK Pop Songs chart, it is at No27.
Margaret, a mum of two, said: "It is just amazing. I feel so happy about everything. It's great we can raise all this money for charity."
Jamie added: "She's got such an amazing voice.
The fact she can do it while living with dementia is mindblowing."
MY WORD Margaret with Jamie during recording
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jan 22, 2020|
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