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David Bowie urges Scotland to stay in UK ahead of referendum

Published on Feb 20, 2014 6:28 AM
 
British singer David Bowie in 2002. The music legend on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, urged Scotland to remain part of Britain in an acceptance acceptance note read out by supermodel Kate Moss at the annual Brit Awards ceremony. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - British music legend David Bowie on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, urged Scotland to remain part of Britain during an acceptance speech at the annual Brit Awards ceremony.

The reclusive 67-year-old was not at London's O2 Arena to accept his award for British Male Solo Artist, but sent an acceptance message, read out by supermodel Kate Moss, saying "Scots, stay with us!".

The glam-rock mastermind became the oldest winner of an award, surpassing Welsh crooner Tom Jones, who received an honorary prize for his outstanding contribution to music in 2003, aged 62.

Polls show increasing support for a Yes vote in September's referendum, although the No vote remains ahead.

 
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