26 January 2010

Favourite music of dictators and aspiring despots

We thought you'd get a chuckle out of this: Mahmoud loves Chris de Burgh and the misguided singer almost became the first Western pop singer to sing in Iran since 1979. It took last July's elections for de Burgh to realise that maybe this wasn't such a great idea and he cancelled.

Ahmadinejad isn't the only one with a penchant for Western music:

Osama Bin Laden: reportedly believes Whitney Houston to be "the most beautiful woman I've ever seen" and he listens to Van Halen and the B-52's.
Robert Mugabe: Cliff Richard
Colonel Gaddafi: Lionel Ritchie
Nick Griffin: English folk singers Kate Rusby and Eliza Carthy
Kim Jong-Il: Eric Clapton

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