Hillsborough Justice Collective reaches Christmas Number One
The Hillsborough Justice Collective secured the coveted Christmas Number One spot with a cover version of the Hollies track ‘He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother’.
December 24th, 2012
The track, selected following the Hillsborough tribute held at Goodison Park in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report earlier this year, was released to raise money for the legal fund for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.
The track sold 269,000 copies, 45,000 more than X Factor winner James Arthur’s single Impossible, which dropped to number two.
The track was supported by a number of names in the music industry, including Gerry Marsden, Paul Heaton, Robbie Williams, Melanie Chisholm, Holly Johnson, Shane MacGowan and Paul McCartney, as well as names from outside the world of football, including ex-Liverpool stars Alan Hansen and Kenny Dalglish, ex-Everton midfielder Peter Ried, comedian John Bishop and Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotherham, who is a leading figure in the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.