FANS queued up at HMV in Liverpool this morning to buy the first copies of the Hillsborough charity single He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother.
Celebrity supporters Kenny Dalglish, John Bishop, Andy Brown, Carl Hunter, Peter Hooton, Keith Mullen and Mike McCartney were behind the counter selling the CD.
Comedian John Bishop said: “It was a real honour to be asked. I’d say my role is more backing vocals than anything. They’ve drowned my singing out a bit which I think is probably for the best.
“Thankfully they’ve also brought in Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams to even it out.
“It’s a really good record. I’m proud to have helped in my own little way and I hope everyone backs this single and sends it straight to number one.”
Members of the Justice Collective served behind the tills and helped customers buy the record.
Ex-Reds boss Dalglish, who sold the first physical copy of the record, said: “We’re all here for the same reason. We want to see justice for the families and we’re all here to support that.”
Andy Brown, of chart-topping band Lawson, sings the first line of the record.
He said: “It was an unexpected pleasure to find out I was singing the first lines of the song. I’ve worked with Guy Chambers before and he asked me. I went to his studio and sang the whole song through a few times and that was it.
“I’m a huge Liverpool fan, and a huge Paul McCartney fan, so it’s been a real honour for me to be involved. I came here today to help in any way I can. We all want to make sure this single gets straight to number one. I’ll be buying a copy for everyone I know.”
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