Mary McCartney/MPL Communications Ltd.Paul McCartney has joined the list of U.K. stars who've participated in the recording of a charity single to benefit the families of the many people killed at an April 1989 crushing incident at the Hillsborough soccer stadium in Sheffield, England.
According to BBC News, the track, a new version of the 1969 Hollies hit "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," will feature vocals and a guitar solo by the Beatles legend, as well as contributions from Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook, The Clash's Mick Jones, Gerry and the Pacemakers frontman Gerry Marsden, Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Holly Johnson, Robbie Williams and many others.
The song, which was produced by Guy Chambers, will be issued under the moniker The Justice Collective. It will be released in the U.K. on December 17 with hopes that it will hit #1 on the British charts for Christmas.
All the musicians involved in the project donated their time for free. Proceeds raised from the single will go toward charities that support the families of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy. Ninety-six people were crushed to death and hundreds more were injured at a playoff game between soccer teams from Liverpool and Sheffield when fans poured into the already-crowded stands of the stadium.
To learn more about the single, visit the project's official Facebook page.
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