Before Brexit, David Bowie urged Britons to “fight against” the EU’s Common Market in 1971.
In 1971, long before Brexit, DAVID BOWIE urged Britons to “fight against” the EU’s Common Market, according to an unearthed interview with the legendary musician.
Today would have been the late singer’s 75th birthday, as he was born in London on January 8, 1947.
Bowie, who died in New York in 2016 at the age of 69, was known for his ability to seamlessly transition between musical genres.
The chameleon-like star was rarely far from the newspaper headlines during a career that spanned six decades and 27 studio albums.
Bowie has sparked a slew of controversies over the years, ranging from drug use to explicit lyrics to his sex life.
Throughout his illustrious career, however, the singer has largely avoided the political arena.
Bowie declared himself “apolitical,” but in a rare political outburst, he expressed his thoughts on Britain’s place in Europe.
The musician warned against the United Kingdom joining the European Economic Community in 1971, long before Brexit.
Two years later, the United Kingdom joined the bloc, which was a forerunner to the European Union and was known as the European Common Market.
“Britain simply has no idea what revolution is,” Bowie said.
“The people should be fighting the Common Market, but they will not do so until it is too late.”
Bowie’s comments were published in a special magazine by Uncut shortly after his death six years ago.
The deluxe edition of ‘The Ultimate Music Guide to David Bowie!’ includes archived NME and Melody Maker interviews with the star.
Despite claiming to be apolitical, David Bowie was involved in a number of controversial incidents.
In 2003, the musician turned down the Queen’s offer of a knighthood for his “contribution” to British life.
In addition to declining a CBE from Her Majesty in 2000, the singer refused to say whether he was anti-royal.
“I would never have any intention of accepting anything like that,” he told the Sun.
“I have no idea why it’s there.”
It’s not what I’ve spent my life achieving.
“It’s not for me to pass judgment on Mick Jagger; it’s his choice.”
“However, it’s not for me.”
In a 1976 interview with Playboy magazine, during a tumultuous period in Bowie’s career, he also expressed his desire to enter Downing Street.
“I’d love to go into politics,” he told the publication.
I’ll do it one day.
It would be a dream come true for me to be Prime Minister.”
The interview was conducted by Bowie at a.
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