AMSTERDAM lead singer Ian Prowse says he’s honoured to be performing at a show to commemorate the anniversary.

Ian, who hails from Little Sutton, will join a host of acts including James Walsh, The Bluetones and Ian McNabb for the Kop of the Pops gig at the O2 Academy in Liverpool on Saturday.

He said: “It will be extremely poignant as a lot of the families will be there on the night.

“I can remember the day like it was yesterday. I was busking in Chester, it was before I got a record deal, and for some reason we stopped and went for a pint in the Marlborough Arms. We watched it all unfold.

“We had friends who were there so we were frantically trying to find out if they were ok, which they were.

“I remember everyone gathered in the local that night to console each other. Everyone was in a state of shock thinking how could this happen?”

On the night, Ian will perform the band’s popular hit, Does this Train Stop on Merseyside, which includes the lines “Yorkshire policemen watched with folded arms, while people tried to save their fellow fans”.

He said: “For what unfolded after, the number of lies and half-truths, it led me to put it into the song. It’s the two lines everyone keeps coming back to.”

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