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

(Print by Morgan Howell)

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In the 1960s when The Hollies were short of songs, guitarist Tony Hicks took to rooting around publishers in Denmark Street looking for something suitable. One afternoon he was played a demo by the writers Bobby Scott and Bob Russell. It sounded like a 45rpm record played at 33rpm, the singer was slurring, like he was drunk. But it had something about it. “We speeded it up and added an orchestra. The only things left recognizable were the lyrics. There'd been this old film called Boys Town about a children's home in America, and the statue outside showed a child being carried aloft and the motto He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. We never got, or asked for, royalties. Elton John - who was still called Reg - played piano on it and got paid 12 pounds. It was a worldwide hit twice."

Limited Edition Print

  • Strictly limited to just 75 numbered copies
  • Printed on fine art paper with an attractive frame and mount
  • Signed and stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 430mm x 530mm (17" x 21")

    Framed Oversize Print
  • Strictly limited to just 9 numbered copies
  • 3D Print construction on fine art paper with an attractive box frame
  • Signed and stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 410mm x 410mm (16" x 16')

    Framed Supersize Print (Price on Application)
  • Strictly limited to just 9 numbered copies
  • 3D Print construction on canvas with 27" vinyl disc and printed fine art paper label
  • Signed and stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 810mm x 810mm (32" x 32")

    Framed Original Painting (Price on Application)
  • 3D construction, hand painted canvas, 27" vinyl disc and hand painted paper label
  • Signed and stamped by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 810mm x 810mm (32" x 32")