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Luke and Blake re-release 1967 single Big Day for Parkinson’s UK

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SIXTIES music duo Luke and Blake has re-released their song Big Day with the support of broadcasting legend David ‘Kid’ Jensen to raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK.

The single, which was originally released in June 1967, first appeared in the charts alongside The Beach Boys and The Beatles’ hit All You Need is Love.

The pair have chosen to donate profits from the song to Parkinson’s UK due to their close friendship with the radio legend David ‘Kid’ Jensen, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2013.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Engagement at Parkinson’s UK, said:  

“We are incredibly grateful to Luke and Blake for offering all proceeds from downloads and streaming of their song to Parkinson’s UK. We also want to say a big thank you to their friend David Jensen, a great ambassador for the charity whose own Parkinson’s diagnosis inspired their fundraising.

“Their generosity will make a real difference to over a million people with the condition, family members, friends and carers, who need Parkinson’s UK now more than ever. Luke and Blake’s support will help us deliver what people need, wherever they are when they need it most.”

Since publicly announcing his Parkinson’s diagnosis, former Radio 1 DJ and Top of the Pops presenter David ‘Kid’ Jensen has been a fantastic ambassador for the charity, and a dedicated advocate for everyone affected by the condition.

David Jensen

David described the single as ‘a bright and melodic track’, adding that ‘it’s very up and somehow, very now!’.

He said:

“In these difficult times, like many charities, Parkinson’s UK needs your help. Please give your support and help raise vital funds by downloading Big Day by Luke and Blake today.”

Listen to Big Day on iTunes or stream on Spotify. To support Parkinson’s UK emergency appeal, visit: www.parkinsons.org.uk/donate

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