Originally posted on: AmericaOnCoffee (blog)
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” is a popular music ballad written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell. Originally recorded by Kelly Gordon in 1969, the song He Ain’t Heavy, he’s My Brother became a worldwide hit for The Hollies later that year and again for songwriter Neil Diamond in 1970. It has been covered by many artists in subsequent years. The Hollies’ and Rufus Wainwright‘s versions of the song were featured in the film Zoolander.
ORIGIN OF THE SONG
Scott and Russell had been introduced to each other by Johnny Mercer, at a California nightclub. Although Russell was dying of lymphoma and the pair met in person only three times, they managed to collaborate on the song. *
ORIGIN OF TITLE
The iconic Title symbolizes the spirit of Boys Town for decades. But many people don’t know how it originated* [:]