PRESS RELEASE - OCTOBER 10TH
PAUL McCARTNEY CHARITY SINGLE FOR NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS
PAUL McCARTNEY is to release a global charity single this month in aid of the New York firefighters.
Paul is to donate the proceeds from the sales of a new song, "From A Lover To Friend", to aid the families of the New York firemen whose bravery has won the salute of the world.
The single will be released worldwide by EMI and Capitol Records on October 29th - nine days after Paul fronts an all-star concert at New York's Madison Square Gardens to benefit the victims of the September 11th attacks.
More than 300 firefighters are missing following the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers.
Paul McCartney was in New York at the time of the attack on the World Trade Center. From an airplane waiting to taxi at the airport, he watched the tragedy happen.
Said Paul: "I witnessed the last moments of the World Trade Center twin towers. Out of the window of the plane I could see the towers smoking and in flames and, like everybody, I could not believe what was happening.
"Through staying in New York for some days after the attack I was able to also witness the tremendous heroism that has come out of the city, including the bravery of the firefighters.
"I have great admiration for the courage those guys showed. I feel a connection with them because my father was a volunteer fireman in Liverpool during World War Two. We're doing this big concert in New York to honour the rescue workers and to benefit the victims of the attacks, and I hope that the sales of this new single will help to raise more money for the firemen and their families".
(Thanks to Matt Hurwitz!)
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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