Simon Cowell organises star-studded charity single for Grenfell Tower victims


Simon Cowell has organised the recording of a star-studded charity single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

So far onboard are sixties legends Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend from The Who, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction, plus a host of other big names including Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Rita Ora, James Blunt and many more.

Cowell first conceived the idea of a Grenfell charity single after watching footage of the fire last week. 

Simon Cowell seen arriving at Sarm music studios, called in some favours in the UK music industry.
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Simon Cowell seen arriving at Sarm music studios, called in some favours in the UK music industry.

"Heartbreaking" he tweeted, before adding: "We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight."

Louis Tomlinson arrives to join UK pop stars in recording a charity single for the victims of Grenfell Tower.
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Louis Tomlinson arrives to join UK pop stars in recording a charity single for the victims of Grenfell Tower.

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"I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more. That's why we are making a record," Cowell told The Mirror.

The single will be a version of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water and will also feature a 300-strong choir, with a group of young survivors from the Grenfell Tower fire lending their voices to the song as well.

Jessie J arrives at Sarm music studio to record the charity single.
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Jessie J arrives at Sarm music studio to record the charity single.

Other performers include Paloma Faith, Craig David, Stormzy, Leona Lewis, Pixie Lott, Lily Allen, Stereophonics lead singer Kelly Jones and Shane Filan from Westlife.

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British PM Theresa May has waived VAT (the UK version of GST) on the single, which is currently expected to be released on Wednesday (UK time).

 

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman seen at Sarm music studio. "I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do ...
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Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman seen at Sarm music studio. "I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more. That's why we are making a record."

 

Pete Townshend of The Who contributed to the recording.
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Pete Townshend of The Who contributed to the recording.

Robbie Williams arriving at Sarm studios to do his bit for the victims of Grenfell Tower.
Neil Mockford

Robbie Williams arriving at Sarm studios to do his bit for the victims of Grenfell Tower.

Roger Daltrey seen at Sarm music studio to record a charity single for the Grenfell Tower victims.
Neil Mockford

Roger Daltrey seen at Sarm music studio to record a charity single for the Grenfell Tower victims.

 - Stuff

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