February 26, 2013 22:10

The Clash's Mick Jones named an 'honorary Scouser'

The guitarist was given the Liverpool nod because of his work with the Justice Collective

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Mick Jones of The Clash has been named an 'honorary Scouser'.

Jones had the honour bestowed upon him, alongside producer Guy Chambers, by Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr Sharon Sullivan because of his work with the Justice Collective and the 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' charity single.

The 2012 Christmas Number One raised funds for the families of the 96 Liverpool football fans who died in a crush at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield during the FA Cup semi final in 1989.

At an event at Liverpool's legendary Cavern club to say thank you to those who had helped with the record, Sullivan said of Jones and Chambers – via the Liverpool Echo:

While they were both born outside of the city they have made an outstanding contribution to Liverpool’s musical heritage. It is a pleasure to call them honorary Scousers.


Mick Jones, who also took part in the Justice Tonight tour, commented: "It's been such an honour to be involved. As soon as I heard about it I knew I wanted to be involved, and it’s always a pleasure to come up here."

As well as featuring Jones, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Shane MacGowan, Gerry Marsden, Melanie C and Paloma Faith also contributed vocals to 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', as did Jon McClure, Dave McCabe of The Zutons, Ren Harvieu, John Power, Paul Heaton, Holly Johnson, Rebecca Ferguson and Eliza Doolittle.

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