Liverpool Echo, May 11, 1989

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Liverpool Echo

UK & Ireland newspapers


Elvis concerts boost appeal

Paul Byrne

Singing star Elvis Costello has given £10,000 to the Hillsborough Disaster Appeal.

The former Liverpool schoolboy, now an internationally acclaimed artist, is playing two sell-out shows at the city's Royal Court Theatre in front of 3,000 fans.

At last night's opening concert he received ecstatic cheers and loud applause when he announced that all proceeds from the two shows would be going to help victims of the Sheffield tragedy.

Elvis, who played for more than two hours on the stage of the Royal Court, told the audience that many heroes had emerged from the disaster.

Simon Geddes, manager at the Royal Court said today: "He did not want to make a big deal about it. He just wanted to do something to help.

"He made an announcement on stage last night just really to tell the people that just by being there there were contributing.

"He did not want publicity. He genuinely wanted to help."

Elvis, who handed over a £10,000 cheque for the appeal, is playing a second sell-out show at the theatre tonight.

The show features songs from his many hit albums including the latest LP Spike, on which he worked with ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, who is himself featured on the disaster appeal charity record, Ferry Across the Mersey.

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Liverpool Echo, May 11, 1989

Paul Byrne reports on the Elvis Costello concert, Wednesday, May 10, 1989, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England.


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