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Monday, December 31, 2012

Inspiring! Hillsborough tribute single becomes 2012 Christmas #1 song in U.K. and raises money for a noble cause -legal costs for victims' relatives campaigning for justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who perished, and to keep pressure on for unraveling the police cover-up; Robbie Williams' voice never sounded better -or more like B.J. Thomas' voice!


jft96christmas YouTube Channel video: The Justice Collective - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Official Music Video) http://youtu.be/2h8loYnNlZA

It's gone completely unremarked upon here in the United States, even in most of the so-called entertainment and pop culture press -Variety, Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, et al- but the last few weeks of the year in Great Britain have brought forth a very heartwarming public response to -and some much-needed attention for- some people who needed help, and simultaneously, has resulted in some of the best sheer musical sounds and talent of the entire year to be heard.  

This article has a roster of the performers -in the order that they sing:
The Daily Mail
A fitting tribute! Hillsborough charity single 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' claims Christmas No 1 spot
By Lee Bryan
Published 13:54 EST, 23 December 2012 
Updated 14:15 EST, 23 December 2012
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2252574/Hillsborough-charity-single-He-Aint-Heavy-Hes-My-Brother-Christmas-No-1.html


Billboard
Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title
by Paul Sexton, London
December 24, 2012 9:00 EST
http://www.billboard.com/news/justice-collective-s-charity-single-wins-1008060752.story#/news/justice-collective-s-charity-single-wins-1008060752.story



OfficialCharts YouTube Channel video: The Spice Girls' Melanie C speaks to OfficialCharts.com about The Justice Collective becoming the Official 2012 Christmas Number 1 with He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. Uploaded December 23, 2012. http://youtu.be/Ngh46JGu45w


For more on the tragedy that needlessly claimed 96 lives that day in Sheffield, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster 
Watch video of the BBC's coverage of the disaster afterwards that day in Sheffield at http://youtu.be/bUuSHrhPQyk



The Guardian
New Hillsborough inquest likely after damning report
Criminal prosecutions are possible after inquiry reveals extent of official cover-up in aftermath of 1989 disaster
By Owen Gibson and David Conn, The Guardian, 
Wednesday 12 September 2012


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