Sheffield disaster fundraising single makes Wall of Fame

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A CHART-TOPPING single to raise money for the Hillsborough Disaster families has been commemorated on a Wall of Fame in Liverpool.

The Justice Collective featured Sir Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson, Mel C, John Power and Robbie Williams, backed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Their recording of He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, was Christmas number one last year with sales of more than 269,000.

The single also featured stars from the world of sport and comedy including Kenny Dalglish, Peter Reid and John Bishop.

A bronze disc was unveiled on a Wall of Fame on Liverpool’s Mathew Street which commemorates every number one single by an artist born in the city.

The re-working of the Hollies’ classic was the 57th disc added to the wall, close to the original site of the Cavern Club, considered the birthplace of The Beatles.

The Justice Collective came about after Everton FC played He Ain’t Heavy at their first Premiership match following a damning report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel in September, which laid bare a cover-up which attempted to shift blame for the tragedy away from South Yorkshire Police to the victims.

A total of 96 football fans lost their lives after the disaster at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

Too many fans were allowed on to the terraces, causing a huge crush.

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