Sir Paul McCartney has joined up for the Hillsborough charity single, which is being tipped to mount a strong challenge for this year’s Christmas Number One.
Macca is added to a list of musicians which already includes Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams, Beverley Knight and Clash guitarist Mick Jones who have covered The Hollies‘ ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother‘.
Two-time Liverpool FC manager Kenny Dalglish, comedian John Bishop and local MP Steve Rotheram are also on board.
Proceeds from the single will be put towards the victims families’ legal costs as they continue the pursuit of justice for the 96 who died in the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster.
Bookmakers consider the single, which will be released under the banner of The Justice Collective, as another prime challenger to Simon Cowell’s recent dominance of the traditional UK Christmas Number One, after the pop mogul’s X Factor winner was also kept off the summit last year by The Military Wives.