Adam Faith ‘spied on Fidel Castro for MI6 and was stunned when the Cuban dictator recognised him from his 1959 first single’
- Adam Faith was a singer and actor who shot to fame as a teen idol in the 1960s
- New book claims that MI6 asked Faith to spy on Fidel Castro for Britain in 1997
- Faith due to film BBC show in Cuba when Government allegedly approached
A new book has claimed that 1960s teen idol Adam Faith was asked to spy on Fidel Castro by MI6.
The incredible claim has been made by music producer David Courtney, who was a close friend of actor and singer Faith, after the pair collaborated on one of his albums.
In his memoirs, Courtney, who also worked with stars such as Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton, claims that the Government approached his friend in 1997.
At the time Faith was due to visit Cuba to film a travelogue for the BBC.
Courtney said the spies met Faith, who died aged 62 in 2003, in the Savoy Hotel in London, reports the Sunday Times.
He claimed Faith told him: ‘They approached me and said they knew I had built up connections in Havana and asked me to do some work for them there, basically spy for them in preparation for the post-Castro era.’
The singer went on to meet Castro, who turned out to be a fan of the songs that shot Faith to fame in the sixties, Courtney alleges.
Faith admitted that he was ‘c******* himself with fear’ that the dictator was on to him.
However, instead Castro just wanted to share his love of the popstar’s work and regurgitated a line from his first number one single.
Faith said: ‘He looked up at me and said, ”I know you.” He held up a copy of my first record in his hand and said to me in broken English: ‘What Do You Want If You Don’t Want Money?’
A new book has claimed that 1960s pop star Adam Faith (left) was asked to spy on Fidel Castro by MI6