recorded it too and also included the original controversial lyric 'smelled a spring on the Salford wind' which was changed to 'smelled a spring on the smokey wind' after criticism from the council.
"He mentioned to me that Dirty Old Town was a favourite song of his and that I should record it. He then played me versions of it by The Pogues, The Spinners, and The Dubliners. I have the Rod Stewart version myself.
Jon has remained loyal to his roots. He still lives in Salford and was a star turn at last months' BBC Salford Proms in the Park concert at Buile Hill Park.
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Jon was raised in Monton, Eccles, and studied at the renowned Chethams School of Music in Manchester and the Royal Northern College Music. His debut album, Northern Light, reached number six in the classical charts.
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Jon said: "I had considered the song when working on Northern Light but it came as an afterthought when I realised I had not done anything on the album about Salford.
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"As I was sat there for the drawing I began to think of arrangements for the song for my own recording. I met up with my producer a few days later and played him famous versions by other artists he said 'What on earth are you thinking of'! But I went into the studios and within five days it was recorded.
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"This is a thank you for the people of Salford who have backed me through my career. Of course it includes the line about the city that caused all the trouble when MacColl first Nike Air Max 2013 Red wrote the song.
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"I recently met the artist Harold Riley, and went to his studio to have a drawing done of myself. He is a great fan of opera and operatically styled crossover music.
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He is now hoping to be invited to perform his version of Dirty Old Town at a memorial concert to MacColl, which is being staged to mark the 20th anniversary of his death at Peel Hall, Salford University on October 27th.
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