Scottish band December will pay tribute to one of Scotland’s true football icons with their latest release. Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish is out on 4 March, which also happens to be the sporting legend’s 65th birthday.
The song is a charity recording and the proceeds from the single will go to the Marina Dalglish Appeal.
December grew up together in the 1970s and 80s and have been fans of Dalglish since childhood.
The song charts King Kenny’s career with Celtic and Liverpool and references his European Cup triumphs with Liverpool and his goals for Scotland.
The song also pays tribute to the 96 victims of the tragic events at Hillsborough.
“It is really impossible to properly put into words what Kenny Dalglish means to us,” says December guitarist Scott Pattison. “He transcends football. He’s not just the best player to ever play for Scotland and Liverpool, he was also, as Graeme Souness said, the best player in the world in his best days with Liverpool.
“He is the kind of person that songs should be written about,” continues Pattison. “We wrote this about him because he is inspirational, and also as our own ‘thank you’ to him for the years of pure joy his playing brought to us – he made our lives better. He has all our respect and admiration.”
The Marina Dalglish Appeal was set-up ‘to do something to help’ after Marina was successfully treated for Breast Cancer in 2003. The charity has one very simple aim – ‘to make a difference’ – and all money raised from the single will go directly towards improving cancer care for patients.
Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish is available to download on iTunes from 4 March.
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