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David Gilmour contributes to upcoming Gary McKinnon campaign CD Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Gary McKinnonFurther to our story of March 26th concerning David Gilmour's contribution to a "sing-in" protest against the extradition to the US of Scot Gary McKinnon, we have an interesting update for you.

McKinnon is accused of hacking into US military websites. He has said he broke into them hoping to uncover evidence of UFOs, and his plight has gathered a lot of high profile support. David himself said: "Gary McKinnon should not be being extradited to the USA for his naïve hacking. It is a heavy handed response from the US and it's hard to understand that the English justice system could not be more effectively used to prevent this. I am hoping that common sense will prevail".

His supporters, lead by his mother Janis Sharp, are putting together a compilation CD which will include David's contribution.

The "sing-in" took place on April 2nd, involving a multi-artist rendition of Graham Nash's "Chicago" - itself referring to the 'Chicago 7' who were arrested for protesting at the 1968 Democratic Convention, and a suitable choice for the cause. David wasn't present at the protest.

Sharp said she hoped that the compilation CD would get US President Barack Obama's attention. The CD, which is slated to be released next month, will include Gilmour's recording, along with songs from other artists, whose identities have yet to be disclosed, she added. Obviously, as more details emerge, we'll update you on who and what will be on the compilation.

Sharp noted that the CD will be available for download, and that her son's supporters are looking to distribute in retail stores as well.

The full story can be found at ComputerWorld.com, and more details of the campaign can be found at FreeGary.org.uk. For an early taster of how the new version of Chicago may sound, along with the original, click here...

 
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