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Musicians record Hillsborough fundraising single

Paul Heaton of The Beautiful South Photo: Matt McNeill/EMPICS Entertainment

Musicians are set to record a fundraising single for Hillsborough families.

Artists including Richard Hawley and The Clash's Mick Jones are performing a new version of The Hollies' hit He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.

Richard Hawley is taking part in a fundraising single for Hillsborough families Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Robbie Williams's former songwriter Guy Chambers will produce the single (which will be released on December 17) with the aim of getting to the Christmas number one spot.

Proceeds from the single will go towards the Hillsborough families' legal costs in their fight for justice.

The Zutons' Dave McCabe is taking part in a fundraising single for Hillsborough families Credit: Zak Hussein/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Other acts due to feature on the single include The Farm's Peter Hooton, Pete Wylie and Oasis drummer Chris Sharrock.

The Zutons' Dave McCabe, Paul Heaton and Cast's John Power are also taking part.

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish at a press conference announcing plans for a Hillsborough charity single Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The single was announced by Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram, who said: "Whilst we are confident that the campaign for truth and justice is nearing a conclusion, for 23 years the bereaved Hillsborough families have carried the eternal flame of hope that we would one day see those responsible brought to justice.

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