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British icons

Icons are not what they used to be. Nowadays Johnny Rotten advertises a very British brand of butter.

Watching Mr. Lyndon promote butter is not that surprising. The guy is a living ad on two legs himself. He started his career as the perfect fit to a pret-a-porter band, Sex Pistols. That a marketing operation like the Sex Pistols reached an iconic status in our culture is as puzzling as the fact that Sir Cliff Richard is not gay.

Franco ended Cliff Richard’s hopes in Eurovision

Franco (Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde) robbed Sir Cliff Richard (read Great Britain, one can’t say where one ends and where starts the other) of the Eurovision win in 1968. La Sexta, a Spanish television station, only recently aired a documentary claiming to uncover the vote-rigging.
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