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Sixty-nine year old deejay DJ Mamy Rock mixes it up in New York

 

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Sixty-nine-year-old English deejay Ruth Flowers aka DJ Mamy Rock from Bristol, England performs in her first New York appearance at the Carter Burden Center for the Aging's 31st Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony in New York November 29. Flowers, a grandmother, is taking the European dance club circuit by storm.

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From Flowers' website: "Everything began the night, when my grandson, whom I'm very close to, celebrated his birthday at a disco in London. He invited me to join him and his friends. When I arrived the doormen wouldn't allow me inside. Its true, I didn't look like their usual customer (laughs)... I did get in eventually... only to be dumbfounded...there was such an electric atmosphere! It was so different from the dances & the bands I used to go to when I was younger. There was a real osmosis between the music and the lights, it energized me!...made me feel so much younger!" 

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Flowers continues, "That night shattered my view of things, especially the way I saw my life...I had a lot of free time...I discussed my idea with my grandson, he thought I'd gone mad. Sometime after our talk, an acquaintance put me in touch with a young French producer, Aurelien Simon. I told him my idea and he took on the challenge. I wasn't sure about it working but was prepared to give it a go, Aurelien was convinced and he took me with him. Since then I have made many trips around Europe, met quite a number of D.J.s. Aurelien introduced me to electro and house music. I went to clubs and been practicing a lot with the new machines. It was really fun!! Now I know I can make everybody move their ass on the dance floor (laughs)..."