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Liverpool band Scaffold release reworked version of ‘Thank U Very Much’ in aid of the NHS – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool band Scaffold release reworked version of ‘Thank U Very Much’ in aid of the NHS – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool band Scaffold release reworked version of ‘Thank U Very Much’ in aid of the NHS – Liverpool Echo
April 14
10:03 2020

Mike McCartney

Well-known Liverpool band Scaffold have reformed to release a reworked version of their 1967 hit Thank U Very Much, in aid of the NHS.

Mike McGear, Roger McGough and John Gorman, re-recorded the top-five track using their iPhones from their respective homes in the Wirral and London.

McGear, brother of Sir Paul McCartney, used the original Abbey Road backing track, which he found in his loft.

Money raised by the single will go to NHS Charities Together, which supports staff and volunteers working on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

An accompanying video was produced by McGear’s graphic designer son using the original 60s film of Thank U Very Much.

He cut the video using footage featuring both McGear’s mother, who was an NHS nurse, and daughter, who is currently an NHS nurse.

Liverpool pop group The Scaffold on Hope Street in March 1969. From top: John Gorman, Roger McGough and Mike McGear (McCartney). Copyright: Daily Mirror

The song reached No.4 when first released in November 1967.

Ed Macdonald, of 100% Records, which is releasing the song, said: “We’re delighted to have played our small part co-ordinating the digital release of the charity Scaffold single – from standing start to release in less than a week.

“All of our proceeds from this release will, of course, be donated to NHS Charities Together.”

Ellie Orton, chief executive of NHS Charities Together, said: “We’re so pleased that Scaffold has kindly released this song, and urge the public to get behind and download it to help support the appeal.

Mike McCartney
Mike McCartney

“The proceeds will go directly to NHS charities in every part of the country and help provide essential support to NHS staff, volunteers and patients.”

Despite originally being known for their sense of humour, The Scaffold achieved three top 10 hits, including a number one for Lily the Pink.

John went on to write for and appear in Tiswas and Over The Top and is now the chair and festival director of annual arts event Wirral Festival of Firsts.

The track is available on streaming services from Friday.

Source: Liverpool band Scaffold release reworked version of ‘Thank U Very Much’ in aid of the NHS – Liverpool Echo

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