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Jimmy Magee sets his sights on Number 1 spot

NewsBy Eddie Rowley
Jimmy with Ryan Tubridy
Jimmy with Ryan Tubridy
Jimmy Magee sets his sights on Number 1 spot
Jimmy with grandkids Sarah (11), Paul (5) & Sinead (8)
Jimmy with grandkids Sarah (11), Paul (5) & Sinead (8)

THE SUNDAY WORLD’s memory man Jimmy Magee is hoping to become the oldest swinger in town after launching his charity single this week.

Broadcasting legend Magee can make history by becoming the oldest person, at 79, to have a No.1 debut single in Ireland. The song, These Old Eyes Have Seen It All, will raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

Jimmy’s son Paul (49), tragically died in 2012 after battling the illness for two years. 

“Paul’s battle with this unrelenting disease showed us the strength of the human spirit. I hope for all the families, friends and extended MND community that we find that evasive cure and fulfil the vision held by the IMNDA that, together, we will beat motor neurone disease.”

Ryan Tubridy was on hand to introduce the Memory Man as the single got its official launch in the appropriate surroundings of the Aviva stadium.  Broadcasting legend Jimmy quipped: "I've always wanted to play at the Aviva and now I'm being played at the Aviva."

Tubridy will introduce Jimmy again this evening as he is set to appear on the Late Late as a musical guest. 

You can do your bit to raise money for this very worthy cause and get Jimmy to the number 1 spot by picking up a copy of his song at one of the 53 Heatons stores nationwide or you can purchase online here