Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Music: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

The Hollies recorded "Heavy Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" in 1969. Kelly Gordon had recorded it earlier that same year, and Neil Diamond recorded it in 1970. According to a Wikipedia article,  "In 2012, a version of the song was recorded, and was released on December 17, 2012, by musicians and celebrities going under the name The Justice Collective, including Melanie C, Robbie Williams, Paul Heaton, Paloma Faith, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Rebecca Ferguson,Beverley Knight, and two original members of The Hollies, Bobby Elliott and Tony Hicks, for various charities associated with the Hillsborough disaster." The Justice Collective did a fine job with it, obviously recording with the Hollies version in mind. The Hollies 1975 performance of the song follows below.

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