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Hillsborough Charity Single for Christmas No.1. The Justice Collective. 'He ain't heavy, he's my brother'. To be released this Monday 17th December 2012 Raising funds for the Hillsborough Families legal costs in their fight for justice Available for pre-order via mobile now (all pre-orders cost £1.00 and SMS). Text JUSTICE to 80010 Pre-order the CD single via HMV.COM On Twitter? Follow @JFT96Xmas HILLSBOROUGH families and campaigners united with musicians from across the city to hear the world premiere of He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother. In an emotional event at St George's Hall, Walton MP Steve Rotheram announced that Sir Paul McCartney had joined the Justice Collective to sing and play on the single, which is already tipped to become Christmas number one. Mr Rotheram told the packed concert hall: "One of the city's most famous sons has leant his voice, and his guitar, to join the fight for justice." The song has a particular significance for Hillsborough Family Support Group chair Margaret Aspinall – it was the last record bought by her son James, 18, before he died at the disaster. Peter Hooton from the Farm said: "Originally we were going to re-release The Fields Of Anfield Road and we met to talk about that. But then Everton FC did the tribute with He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother at their game following the release of Hillsborough Independent Panel's report and we were going to do it as a double A-side. As it progressed we decided to re-record the track with Liverpool musicians and try to get it to Christmas number one. It all snowballed really. As soon as we got Guy Chambers on board he gave us a studio and his phone packed with numbers for all these A-listers. It just got bigger and bigger." The song was produced by legendary record mogul Guy Chambers, it features artists including Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight, Melanie C, Andy Brown, Holly Johnson, Mick Jones, Peter Hooton, Chris Sharrock from Oasis, Ian Prowse, Glen Tilbrook, Ren Harvieu, The Zutons, Paul Heaton from The Beautiful South, John Power and Gerry Marsden. Mr Rotheram said: "We need people to buy the song. Don't just buy one copy – buy one to give as a present, buy more if you can. If my ma was still alive, there were eight of us and we'd all wake up on Christmas morning to find a copy in our stockings. Please, please buy it and show your support. Read more: Liverpool Echo http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/2012/11/22/sir-paul-mccartney-joins-hillsborough-charity-single-by-the-justice-collective-100252-32285631/#ixzz2DKIYdnv1 Pre-order now. Please distribute. hmv Visit hmv for great offers and free UK delivery on music, films & tv, games & consoles, technology and concert tickets.
Hillsborough Charity Single for Christmas No.1. The Justice Collective. 'He ain't heavy, he's my brother'. To be released 17th December 2012 raising funds for the Hillsborough Families legal costs in their fight for justice Available for pre-order via mobile now (all pre-orders cost £1.00 and SMS). Text JUSTICE to 80010 Pre-order the CD single via HMV.COM On Twitter? Follow @JFT96Xmas
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- Dec 11, 2012 2:31 AM Hillsborough Charity Single for Christmas No.1. Pre-order now
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About me:The History.
Philip Hayes and John Beddows founded the Picket and Pinball recording studio in the 1980's at the Merseyside Unemployed Centre.
The venue established itself as one of the best places for emerging talent to perform in the city, featuring early performances by:
The La's, The Farm, Happy Mondays, Cast, Space The Coral, Levi Tafari, Sense of Sound and The Real People
The venue has also hosted performances by internationally renowned artistes including:
Baaba Maal from Senegal, Thomas Mapfumo from Zimbabwe, Neil Finn from Crowded House and Billy Bragg.
Many famous musicians donated equipment to support the Picket including:
Yoko Ono, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Oasis, Paul Weller, Suggs from Madness, Peter Gabriel, New Order, Travis, Joe Strummer of the Clash and Pete Townshend of The Who.
The Venue closed at its premises in Liverpool’s Hardman Street in 2004.
After a public campaign, the support of Liverpool City Council, Jayne Casey, the people of Liverpool and beyond plus a series of 'Save the Picket' gigs, it re-opened in the Baltic Triangle Creative District of Liverpool on the banks of the River Mersey.
John Power, Ian McNabb from the Icicle Works, Pete Wylie from the Mighty Wah, The Bandits, Ian Prowse from Amsterdam, China Crisis, and many other Liverpool musicians supported the campaign.
The opening event at the new premises saw the legendary Liverpool Art School band Deaf School reform and appear to a sell out audience on 27th May 2006.
Since opening the Venue has presented Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Joss Stone, Billy Bragg, The Mighty Diamonds, The Wombats, RZA from Wu Tang Clan, Ladytron, The Rascals, Damien Dempsey, Yellowman, Ian McNabb, John Peel Memorial Concerts, Dry Bar gigs for Liverpool's young musicians and bands, and events by mUmU, Circus, Chibuku, Carnival and Quadrant Park DJ's. The venue has collaborated with many of the city's Festivals including Liverpool Irish Festival, Writing on the Wall, Working Class Music Festival, Liverpool Sound City and Liverpool Music Week.
Supporting the Community.
The Picket regularly promotes benefit concerts for local and national community organisations to assist with fundraising and awareness. In 2000 we established the Liverpool Now Festival and Liverpool Irish Festival with John Chandler in 2003. In 2009 we hosted the launch of the Hillsborough Memorial CD 'Fields of Anfield Road' to mark 20th Anniversary of the disaster. In June 2012 we hosted Justice Concert featuring Mick Jones of the Clash, Pete Wylie The Farm to support the Hillsborough Families. In 2012 July the venue is awarded 'Best Small Venue' at House of Commons ceremony. In August 2012 Museum of Liverpool unveils a dedicated display box about The Picket in Wondrous Place gallery, In November 2012 Philip Hayes the Picket's Manager is awarded the accolade 'Local Music Champion' at Liverpool Music Awards.
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John Hamilton High School
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