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Inspiral Carpets fans launch Christmas Number 1 bid for Craig Gill

Inspiral Carpets with Craig second left. Photo: Manchester Evening News

A campaign has been launched on Facebook to get the Inspiral Carpet's anthem Saturn 5 - to number 1 for Christmas.

It's in honour of Craig Gill, the band's drummer who died on Tuesday.

The campaign was set up by Craig's childhood friend Rob McCoy from Chadderton.

He's hoping that the page can also act as a place where fans can leave messages for Craig and share memories.

"He lived a couple of streets away when we were younger, and Craig was always the super talented one. That was one of the reasons we knew, when he joined the band at 14, that they would be a successful band."

"We're doing this for a lad that was the kind of person you'd want in your group of friends because he was just such a great lad."

– Rob McCoy - talking to the Manchester Evening News