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Iggy Pop has a soft spot for monkeys. Playing a festival in Germany in the mid-70s Iggy was found backstage post-gig enjoying high jinks with a bonobo ape. Giving the little critter scraps of food and sips of his drink, whilst laughing at his antics, Iggy offered to buy the monkey off of his owner, a local sideshow performer, for a ‘million dollars’. The monkey’s owner however, explained to Iggy that although a million dollars was indeed a lot of money, he wasn’t sure that the rock star and his pals actually had that much money to hand, and more importantly were probably not responsible enough to look after the ape. Iggy reluctantly agreed, and duly rescinded the offer, but not before enjoying a few more precious minutes with the excitable creature

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