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Kelly Jones records unofficial Wales' football anthem for Gary Speed

The Stereophonics' Kelly Jones has recorded an unofficial Wales football anthem in memory of Gary Speed
Kelly Jones in Gary Speed tribute
The Stereophonics' Kelly Jones has recorded a song in memory of the footballer Gary Speed, which will played at the footballer's private funeral today (December 9th).

Jones, a native Welshman like Speed - who tragically took his own life last month - has reworked Andy William's classic 1968 hit I Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

It's a poignant move as the song has became something of a Welsh footballing anthem after it was used by BBC Wales during the 1994 World Cup qualifiers.

"It is a great honour. I hope the song is a fitting tribute to a great man. He was a very nice man, a good-looking fella," Jones told the BBC.

"I was with my two daughters at the Millennium Stadium after the England v Wales international. We were waiting at the lift and Gary ended his phone conversation and shook my hand. We had a chat about the game and shared the lift to the ground floor."

It all came about after Jones sang an acoustic version of the song on a tribute show to Speed.

The public mourning and shock for the sudden death of Speed has been unprecedented, revealing how admired Speed was as a footballer among all football fans.

Posted by JMADNFCR-2133-ID-801234562-ADNFCR Posted on 9 Dec 2011 18:31 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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