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Thursday 28 August 2014

No.1 is target as George Best hit Belfast Boy re-released by Manchester band The Electric Stars

Legend: George Best

Manchester band The Electric Stars are to release a new version of the song Belfast Boy as a tribute to footballer George Best.

The group have teamed up with the Manchester United Foundation youth choir to re-release Don Fardon's 1970 single for charity.

Their new version features commentary from the striker's most memorable moments and a new verse penned by Electric Stars frontman Jason Edge.

Northern Ireland legend Best, who died in 2005 aged 59, played for United from 1963 to 1974. The CD comes with a keepsake sleeve-note which includes tributes from Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton and Ryan Giggs.

All proceeds will go to charities, including the George Best Foundation. The band hope it will climb to the top spot in time for what would have been Best's 68th birthday on May 22.

Jason said: "It sounds a bit crazy, but we are now in the position where we can get it to number one in the charts for George's birthday."

 

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