Johnny Marr to release solo single for Centrepoint charity

He covers a 1969 classic for the release

Tom Oxley
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Johnny Marr is to release a solo single in aid of homelessness charity Centrepoint.

The former Smiths guitarist and The Cribs member, has covered 'Tendency To Be Free' by Rabbit Mackay for the release, out on October 4.

The track was originally released in 1969, which was the year Centrepoint was founded.

Marr's release is one of a number of songs from 1969 that have been covered by a range of artists in aid of Centrepoint. Other acts involved include Hard-Fi, who have covered The Stooges' '1969' and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, who has recorded a version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'.

The resulting album '1969 Key To Change', along with Marr's single, will be available to download from, the UK's first ethical download site. All profits will help Centrepoint to help fight youth homelessness.

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