Recording "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"

November 2012 ? • For Various Artists

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother CD Single.
Timeline More from year 2012
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” was a hit for The Hollies in 1969. Paul McCartney participated to the recording of a new version of the song in 2012, as part of a charity project for the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster.

The song was recorded in multiple studios – Sleeper Studios, Metropolis Studios, Parr Street Studios, Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA). But Paul McCartney’s parts seem to have been recorded at Hog Hill Studios, as it can be seen in the official video for the song.

A photo of McCartney with producer Guy Chambers was posted on social platforms, on November 22, 2012.

From Paul McCartney’s Twitter account – Paul in studio w/ Guy Chambers working on The Justice Collective Hillsborough tribute.

Songs recorded



Paul McCartney:
Electric guitar solo, Lead vocals

Production staff

Guy Chambers:


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