Paul McCartney To Appear On Hillsborough Charity Single
NME reports that Paul McCartney will appear on the Hillsborough charity single when it is released later this year. It will be a cover of The Hollies’ “He Aint Heavy, He’s My Brother”. It will be out in time for the #1 song for Christmas in the UK and could beat the X Factor winner’s single to the spot.
The roster for the song includes Robbie Williams, Gerry Marsden, Mel C, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight, Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Holly Johnson and The Clash guitarist Mick Jones. The single will raise funds for the 96 Liverpool fans who died in a crush at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield during the FA Cup semi final in 1989.
Songwriter Guy Chambers produced the single and previously said he hoped that McCartney would join the single. He told BBC News: “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’m very happy with the artists we have already,” said Chambers, “but obviously I know Sir Paul McCartney was mentioned so if he did join our happy little band of talent then that would be amazing.“
The single will be released on December 17.