TSUNAMI CHARITY SINGLE

Boy George and Sir Cliff Richard already confirmed for 'Grief Never Grows Old'...

A number of UK singing veterans including Boy George and Sir Cliff Richard are recording a charity single for the victims of the Asian tsunami.

It is hoped the song, ‘Grief Never Grows Old’, could raise more than £2million for the disaster relief fund. A series of other MOR stars including Ronan Keating, Chris Rea, Robin and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and Jamie Cullum have also been approached.

The track was written by radio DJ Mike Read before the Boxing Day disaster – but he says he thought it was too gloomy for release until now.

“It’s a natural home for it because people kept saying to me, ‘it’s such a good song’, but it’s such a sad song,” Read told the BBC. “I was totally shocked at the enormity and suddenness of the disaster and in tears on seeing the orphaned children wandering aimlessly in search of their parents,” he said.

He added: “I’d only be pleased in terms of what it meant for sales if it got to number one.”