AN EMOTIONAL Rolf Harris has announced the re-release of his 1969 Christmas number one hit Two Little Boys.
The multi-talented Australian entertainer joined the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir for the remake of the battlefield song at a special performance at the White Waters Hotel, Llangollen.
Wiping back tears, Harris, 78, told how he recently discovered his father and uncle had fought alongside each other in France and Belgium during the FirstWorld War.
They were part of an Australian division which carried out daring advances and recaptured VillersBretonneux in the Somme during the summer of 1918.
The song will feature in a BBC documentary Family At War Harris has made to help mark the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day.
“I was in floods of tears most of the time in the filming, just hearing about the losses,” said Harris.
“When I came back I got in touch with the Fron Choir when we heard they were covering the song on their album. I thought wouldn’t it be great to be involved.”
Rolf Harris now hopes he can introduce the younger generation to the moving song which originally brought him so much fame.
Two Little Boys was the top-selling single in 1969 and stayed at number one for six weeks.
It will be re-released as a single and on the 60-member Fron choir’s third album Voices of the Valley: Home on November 10.
Choir chairman David Lucas Jones said: “We’re privileged to be part of something so important in Rolf’s life. It’s really hit home to us the meaning of this song and it now has the added impetus.”