“Anybody, if they want to buy a ticket, should be allowed to do so”

Posted: January 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: culture, In the News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Following my proposal for artists playing in Israel to insist on Palestinian attendance at their gigs, one of the reader posted this video clip, showing Dusty Springfield’s 1964 refusal to perform in front of segregated audiences in South Africa. According to her Wikipedia page, Springfield ended up being expelled from the country. She did, however, outlive Apartheid.