East Sussex band The Mayberries have released a cover of Chuck Berry 1959 classic ‘Little Queenie’ to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
100% of all proceeds from the song will go to help seriously ill children from across the UK treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)
The song launched on 7th February to mark the first full day of the Queen’s reign in 1952, succeeding her father George VI
‘Little Queenie – Jubilee Edition’ by The Mayberries is available on all streaming platforms and in a special YouTube video here
John Murray, lead singer of The Mayberries comments: “The Queen showed her sense of humour when appearing alongside James Bond in the opening ceremony at the 2012 Olympic Games and the song is recorded in very much the same light-hearted spirit.”
A YouTube video has been produced incorporating classic photographs and clips from the Queen’s reign and amazing artwork produced by local primary school children.
Jo Warren, Head of Mayfield CE Primary School says: “The children had lots of fun learning about the Queen and thinking of creative ways to represent her 70-year reign. We are so pleased that their contributions will help the charitable fundraising effort”.
The Mayberries are paying tribute to the Queen’s life-long philanthropy by donating all proceeds of the song to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, as the Queen is a patron of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Money raised from donations and streaming ‘Little Queenie’ will help support seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated at GOSH, and the staff who care for them.
Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at GOSH Charity said: “We’re so grateful to The Mayberries for choosing to raise vital funds for GOSH Charity alongside paying tribute to the Queen’s remarkable legacy. We hope everyone enjoys streaming The Mayberries’ version of ‘Little Queenie – Jubilee Edition’ and donates to the campaign’s JustGiving page to help seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital.”
John Murray concludes: “The Queen’s reign has framed all our lives and her energy remains extraordinary. During those 70 years, Great Ormond Street Hospital has been a life-changer for countless children from the UK and around the world. We saw no better way to recognise one while supporting the other than through a classic, high-octane rock and roller; quite literally, Go, go, go, little Queenie!”