Marching on together for 2012 track star Mo

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the Mens 5000m during day one of the 21st European Athletics Championships at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the Mens 5000m during day one of the 21st European Athletics Championships at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

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one is the music maestro who helped write Leeds United anthem Marching On Together.

The other is a retired showbiz journalist from Leeds who once rubbed shoulders with the likes of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

Now long-time friends Les Reed and John Rimington have teamed up to release a single in honour of Olympics hopeful Mo Farah.

And they hope the song – entitled Go Mo Go – will help inspire its subject to gold medal glory in the 5,000m and 10,000m races at London 2012.

John said: “Go Mo Go has such a catchy chorus that children and adults alike can sing or ‘la-la’ along to the tune.

“It would be great if the British public got behind Mo by throwing open the windows of their homes or offices and chanting the chorus throughout his races.

“The noise would be incredible and hopefully give him extra encouragement in his quest for two gold medals.”

Go Mo Go was recorded for Les and John by musician and former Radio 1 and 2 DJ Tony Brandon.

It has been given the thumbs-up by veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, who said: “I love the song which I am sure will sell fantastically well.”

Les co-wrote Marching On Together – originally known as Leeds! Leeds! Leeds! – as the B-side to United’s 1972 FA Cup final single.

He also had a major hand in penning big hits of the 1960s such as Delilah and The Last Waltz.

John, meanwhile, spent 25 years as a Hollywood and Las Vegas correspondent for Fleet Street.

Now 68 and living in Rawdon, he made headlines earlier this month when dozens of pictures of his encounters with entertainment’s biggest names went on display in West Yorkshire.

l For details on how to purchase Go Mo Go, visit the www.chapteronerecords.com website.

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