• Liverpool MP, Steve Rotheram today announced the details of a Hillsborough tribute single
  • The song chosen for the tribute is the The Hollies classic ’He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’
  • The single will be released on December 17th. in the hopes of garnering the acclaim of a  Christmas No. 1
  • Confirmed participants include Robbie Williams, Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Pete Wylie, (The Justice Tonight band), Richard Hawley, Chris Sharrock (Oasis), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast), Shane McGowan (The Pogues), Beverley Knight and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
  • The record will be  produced by Guy Chambers, who has 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.

I spent my teenage years in Liverpool and feel a deep affection for both its musical heritage and the unique solidarity of its people.”

  • Recording begins at the end of this month at Triple Ivor Novello winning songwriter Guy Chambers’ North London Studio, with further sessions taking place at London’s Metropolis Studios
  • Pledge Music will also be offering a host of exclusive items via their website to aid the campaign

 

Dalglish, Rotheram & Chambers

 

At the minute they feel vindicated and that would only add to that. It would be a great benefit to everybody.

The families of the 96 should never have been in the position they are now in, of having to fight to get the accidental verdicts from the 1989 inquests overturned.

I will continue to support their dignified campaign every step of the way.”

– Kenny Dalglish

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