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Simon Cowell has rallied 50 musicians to contribute to a new charity single benefiting the victims of last week’s tragic fire at London’s Grenfell Tower. Released through Artists for Grenfell, the song is a group cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s touching classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
Artists who participated in the recording include Nile Rodgers, The Who (Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend), Stormzy, Queen‘s Brian May, James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Carl Barât of The Libertines, Spice Girls’ Geri Haliwell, Dua Lipa, Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Leona Lewis, Jorja Smith, and One Direction‘s Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne. A full list of contributors can be found at the bottom of the page (via itv).
English radio stations premiered the benefit cover one week after the 24-floor residential Grenfell Tower was destroyed by a massive fire that claimed at least 79 lives. Sales of the track will go towards the London Community Foundation. It’s available to purchase via iTunes, and donations can be made directly at Artists for Grenfell. Listen to the track below on Spotify and Apple Music.
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” Contributors:
Brian May – Queen
Carl Barât – The Libertines
Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell
Jon McClure – Reverend and the Makers
Kelly Jones – Stereophonics
London Community Gospel Choir
The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend)
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