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Johnny Marr single to help charity

Published 22/09/2010 | 19:58

Johnny Marr is releasing his version of an obscure 1960s song as a single to raise money for homelessness charity Centrepoint
Johnny Marr is releasing his version of an obscure 1960s song as a single to raise money for homelessness charity Centrepoint

Indie rocker Johnny Marr is releasing his version of an obscure 1960s song as a single to raise money for homelessness charity Centrepoint.

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The former guitarist with The Smiths and Electronic has recorded Tendency To Be Free which was first released by little-known band Rabbit Mackay in 1969.

It will also be included on an album, called Key To Change, featuring artists including The Feeling, Ian Brown and Hard-Fi recording songs first released in 1969 - the year the charity was founded.

Stuart Rogers, chief resources officer at Centrepoint, said: "One or two of the artists have worked with us before and played at events but most of them are people we approached about recording a track.

"All the profits will go towards giving homeless young people a better future."

Both the single and the album will be released on October 4 and will be available to download from www.fairsharemusic.com.

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