Leeds United pay tribute as Marching On Together writer Barry Mason dies

Leeds United have paid tribute to Barry Mason, co-author of the club's anthem Marching On Together

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 1:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th April 2021, 1:36 pm
Leeds United paid tribute to Barry Mason. Photo: Leeds United

The Whites took to social media to pay respects to Barry Mason, the man who co-wrote the legendary anthem that powers Marcelo Bielsa's men forwards every matchday.

A spokesman for Leeds United said: "#LUFC are saddened to learn of the passing of Barry Mason, co-writer of the club's anthem Marching On Together.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends. #RIPBarry"

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But Barry Mason, MBE, isn't just known for Marching On Together.

The songwriter's creations have been recorded by the likes of Tom Jones, Rod Steward, Tony Christie, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley.

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to music.

Barry died on Friday after a short illness.