Monday 18 December 2017

Marr, The Feeling on charity album

Johnny Marr has recorded a track for the charity album
Johnny Marr has recorded a track for the charity album

Johnny Marr, The Feeling and Jools Holland are among the stars who have recorded tracks for a charity CD.

The album 1969: Key To Change sees various artists sing favourites from the year which saw the launch of the homelessness charity Centrepoint.

As patron of the organisation, Prince William took part in a photoshoot promoting the CD, although his musical talents were not needed in the recordings themselves.

Jools pairs up with Ruby Turner for a rendition of Billy Preston's You are So Beautiful.

The Smiths' former guitarist Johnny opts for Rabbit Mackay's Tendency to be Free, whereas The Feeling go for the one-hit wonder In the Year 2525.

Jools said homelessness was a plight that he as a Londoner felt a special need to address.

The pianist said: "The charity helps people who through no fault of their own get into difficulty, and it all happens under our noses. It is very important now to help these people."

The prince joined a number of those appearing on the CD at Clarence House for a pre-launch photoshoot, including Radio One DJ Sara Cox, a supporter of Centrepoint.

Speaking of the album, Sara said: "We hope it will make a real impact in raising awareness and generating much needed funding so that Centrepoint can continue to transform lives."

The album 1969 Key To Change is available on fairsharemusic, a new 'donate as you download' site - http://centrepoint.fairsharemusic.com/release/1969-key-to-change.

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