Sir Paul Mccartney - Paul McCartney joins charity single

Sir Paul McCartney appears on a new charity single for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

The Beatles musician is one of a number of stars who have recorded a cover of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' - originally by The Hollies - to raise money for the families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster, a tragedy where 96 fans of Liverpool soccer club died in the overcrowded Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield during a 1989 FA Cup match.

Paul, 69, will be joined by other Liverpool natives on the track, including Rebecca Ferguson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Holly Johnson, The Zutons' Dave McCabe and Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers.

A host of other stars have also lent their talents to the single - to be released under the name The Justice Collective - include Robbie Williams, Mel C, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight and former The Clash guitarist Mick Jones.

Money raised from the single will help the families of the victims in their ongoing legal battle against those responsible for the poor organisation of the event, which led to the disaster.

Guy Chambers, who has produced the track - released on December 17 - said: ''I am deeply honoured to be asked to produce this record for the 96. If we can help to raise money to support the families' legal battle so that they finally get their time in court then our job will be done.''

Margaret Aspinall, who chairs the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said she was very pleased Paul - who sings and plays guitar on the song - decided to join in.

She told the BBC: ''He decided to do it and I think that's lovely because he's from Liverpool, he knows how Liverpool people work and he understands us.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Rebecca Ferguson - Robbie Williams - Melanie C - Paloma Faith - Beverley Knight - Mick Jones


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Beyonce teased us all over the weekend, when she shared a 15 second...

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr...

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has...

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin, the forgotten fourth member of Destiny’s Child, found herself...

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor...

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance

Yet in conversation with Access Hollywood, Diesel summed up the relationship between...

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Sir Paul McCartney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sir Paul McCartney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All