My name is Jason McGuire, and along with 2 friends (Steve and Jon), we decided that we wanted to pay tribute to the legend that was Rik Mayall. All 3 of us are of a certain age where we grew up with The Young One, Blackadder, Bottom, Bad News, etc, and were shocked when we read the news yesterday.
What a lot of people don’t know is that Rik released a single for the World Cup in 2010. It was not successful (just like the England team in South Africa). So, we all agreed that we thought the timing would be perfect to get that single back in the charts and up to Number 1. Unlike previous campaigns, this is not a protest against The X-Factor, or anything like that. This is a tribute to the memory of a man who has entertained us for over 30 years. And we’re also showing support for the lads in Brazil at the same time.
There’s not a lot of time, and we will have to make this one of the fastest selling (non-Simon Cowell released) singles of all time, but such is the popularity of Rik Mayall, that we believe that the great British Public will get behind this, and I don’t know a single football fan who has not enjoyed something that Rik Mayall has been in.
As to who we are… that is unimportant. We are just 3 Rik Mayall and England fans who want our own tribute to Rik.
Here are the links for the pages:
Twitter: @ RikMayallForNo1