What Do Jeremy Corbyn, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury Have In Common?

Hello everyone. The title of this post is an odd one I’ll admit. You could be mistaken for thinking it’s the start of a joke, or a trick question, but actually despite what you may think they  do have things in common. So let me explain…..

First lets get the glaringly obvious ones out the way. They are all men and they are all British. These are undeniably true facts, but they don’t actually make up a very good post. Instead I am going to share a few real similarities between the three.

Fact #1 -They are the same age (almost)

Jeremy Corbyn is only slightly younger than our two musical legends would be if they were here today. Jeremy is 67. David was 69 when he passed away at the beginning of the year, and Freddie would have celebrated his 70th birthday last month.

Fact #2 – They were all educated in London

David is a Londoner born and bred. He was born in Brixton but moved to Bromley when he was young and went to college their.
Freddie only moved to England in his teens and studied art and design at Isleworth Polytechnic (west London) and Ealing Art College.
Jeremy Corbyn studied at North London Polytechnic in Islington, the borough for which he has represented (Islington North) as an MP since 1983.

Fact #3 The have style

Now it can be said beyond a shadow of a doubt that David and Freddie had style by the bucket load, but why on earth would I include Jeremy in this category. Well (in my opinion) there is no doubt he has his own unique style. Very different from the spit and Polish look of most MPs.

Fact #4 – They each have an alternative approach to their work

David Bowie was the man who was forever reinventing himself. He made being different cool and that is one of the reasons he was so loved by his fans.
Freddie was also an innovator, ready to do things differently to the crowd. I mean Bohemian Rhapsody (the best song in the world, ever) was nothing like people had ever heard before (or since really).
And Jeremy is an alternative politician. Whether you are red/yellow/blue/green or purple, if you like him or not, there can be no doubt that he is practicing a very different style of politics than has been seen in the UK for a very long timeeen

Fact #5 – They all have very loyal fans

Although Jeremy has supporters rather than fans the loyalty and devotion which they show is on par with the fans of Freddie and David. And this is what lead me on to my top fact that they share (and the reason behind this post) *drum roll*

Fact #6 – I have been asked to make crochet models of each of them

These three men are so popular with their fans that I have in the past few months been paid proper money to immortalise them in wool.

Freddie has been made wearing his fabulous outfit from the 1986 Wembley concerts.

David has been dressed in his 1970’s Ziggy Stardust costume.

Jeremy is bang up to date in his 2016 parliament costume.

All of my softies are handmade to order. if you would like to own your own Jeremy, David or Freddie pop over to my Facebook page Hooks And Dragons and send me a message. Jeremy and Freddie cost Β£21 plus postage. David costs Β£23 plus postage.

I am looking at adding to my famous people range of softies after Christmas. I have a plan for a Slash softie and some different Freddie Mercury ones. Who else would you love to see me make?


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*Possibly not true


  1. Pickinguptoys

    July 14, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    How have I not seen Jeremy before 😊 He’s fab! I do love your softies, how you do it is beyond me but they’re all fabulous ❀️

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      July 14, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Awww youre making me blush xx

  2. Mummy and Monkeys

    October 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Oh I love them they look so like them! Think you should do a politician voodoo doll range as someone suggested above! Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 20, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      I would love to stick pins in a Trump doll right now πŸ˜†

  3. Silly Mummy

    October 18, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    These are amazing! I can’t decide which I like best! I don’t think I can even decide who I like best of the real people, for that matter! #BloggerClubUK

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      For me personally Freddie will always be tops xx

  4. crummymummy1

    October 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Robbie Williams! You should definitely make him! Love the Corbyn – the likeness is uncanny (and I’m not being sarcastic!) #twinklytuesday

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      I love Robbie 😁

  5. rockandrosesmama

    October 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Holy crap I LOVE David Bowie… he is my idol… I still don’t like to think of him so much as its is still very upsetting… but the mention of him drew me to this post and i ADORE that crotchet little mini Bowie… amazing well done <3 #coolmumclub

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you. He was an amazing man xx

  6. Donna

    October 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Your Jeremy has had a strange effect on me. I will look at him whenever i am unhappy! #coolmumclub

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      I am glad I have been able to make you smile 😁

  7. motherhoodtherealdeal

    October 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Haha love this! Not sure what I love the most the comparisons between the three or the actual crochet figures! I want to be really narcissistic and get one of myself….thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xx

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 13, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Omg, that is an idea, crochet bloggers!!

  8. nickykentisbeer

    October 12, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Hey! You are back! How lovely. I love your knitted people. Another hidden talent up your sleeve Miss? A neighbour of my mother-in-law in Cornwall was commissioned to do the Spice Girls for their West End show, which sadly flopped – the show not the dolls. The dolls were brilliant as are yours Tracey. There is an endless list of people just waiting to be knitted isn’t there. #bloggerclubuk

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Hello my dear, yes im dipping my toe back in the blogging pool, but in a very quiet way this time
      The possibilities for crochet people is huge, I have had enquiries for everything from Adam Ant (I am SO doing that one) to WWF wrestlers. Anyone who has a distinctive look (hair and clothes) can fairly easily be made in wool xx

      1. nickykentisbeer

        October 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

        Nice to see you back. I can see these catching on. You are very talented because you have also got the faces spot on. I can turn my hand to a Pom Pom now and then but that’s about it! Look forward to seeing the next creations x

        1. Hooks and Dragons

          October 12, 2016 at 10:10 pm

          A huge great pile of unicorns and dragons is what im up to this week 😁

  9. Jess Helicopter

    October 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Paul Stanley from Kiss? This is hilarious btw! And wow….can’t believe they’re all (roughly) the same age. People’s lifestyle makes such a difference to appearances doesn’t it? Well you only have to look at Keith Richards to see that. Oh hang on, Keith Richards?! πŸ˜€ #TwinklyTuesdays

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 12, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Oh yes, a Kiss doll with full makeup would be awesome x

  10. Left Back

    October 12, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I love the figures so clever.

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you xc

  11. Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap

    October 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I have seen all these on FB and thought how amazing! I’m loyal to Freddie…he is just my fave! Some interesting facts too though. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Freddie was the ultimate entertainer, I dont think anyone will ever best him xx

  12. No Manual to Mummy

    October 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    You are very talented. Not going in writing but in crafts too. They look fantastic, and thanks for all the little facts. I didn’t know they were the same age, but mind you Freddy is immortalised in our minds. Lovely work!

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 12, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Yes, Freddie will always be a young man xx

  13. Coffee&Bubbles

    October 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    They’re uncanny, you’re obviously very talented. Although I can’t seem to agree with you that Corbyn has style, sorry! #bloggerclubuk

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      He has A style πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  14. Lucy At Home

    October 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Oh my! These are brilliant! You’re so clever. I saw the David Bowie one last night on Twitter, but the other 2 are just as fabulous. #TwinklyTuesday

    P.S. where is fact #6?! Hehe

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Im very good at crochet, less good at counting πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

      1. Lucy At Home

        October 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm

        Hehe well I’m no good at either so you beat me πŸ˜‰

  15. Denise

    October 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I have been leaping around with excitement. I may keep you in business forever.. Forget Panda and Sloth. I need Kevin Rowland in dungarees, Adam Ant, Kings of the Wild Frontier style, Morrissey with a Gladiola and specs, John Cooper Clarke, Eric Faulkner 70’s style Bay City Rollers and Keir Hardie to go with a Jeremy. So what do you think?,xxx

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      I think all these are fab…. (goes off to google who John Cooper Clarke is πŸ˜‰)

      1. Den

        October 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

        I forgot the man himself Oscar Wilde – in a green smoking jacket – no purple lol x So that’s my list of yes pleases for the next few months.πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

        1. Hooks and Dragons

          October 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

          I am going to have to do some serious pic hunting (Adam Ant is going to be SO cool!)

  16. rhian226

    October 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    These are great! I’d like the Freddie and Bowie ones, but less so Mr Corduroy… I mean, Jezza. πŸ˜‰ #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 11, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      I remain politically neutral when it comes to my softies. I would even make a Trump one if asked πŸ˜†

  17. Mess and merlot

    October 11, 2016 at 11:40 am

    These are just brilliant! You are SO talented, how do you make them LOOK like the actual people?? Brilliant , and they’re so reasonably priced, you could definitely charge more. I’m already excited about seeing Slash. I’d love to see you do a Rylan or Ant & Dec dolls. Paloma Faith, Simon Cowell, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton…oh I can’t stop now πŸ™‚

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Rylan would be fab. All those pearly white teeth πŸ˜†
      And Dolly too…… You have me thinking now 😁 xx

      1. Mess and merlot

        October 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

        Hee hee, you’d need extra stuffing for Dolly πŸ™‚

  18. All about a Mummy

    October 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Hilarious! I love those dolls! You are very talented. They almost look a little voodooesque! #twinklytuesday

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 11, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Funnily enough I was having a conversation last night about making other politicians for that purpose πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†

        1. Hooks and Dragons

          October 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

          He would definitely come in under my future voodoo doll range πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  19. Kirsten Toyne

    October 11, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Love them. they look really good. what a skill you have. #twinklytuesday

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 11, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Thank you xx

  20. relentlesslypurple

    October 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Some interesting facts. I love your softies they really are amazing! I can’t wait to see how slash turns out πŸ™‚ xx

    1. Hooks and Dragons

      October 10, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      He will be for me, or the first one will xx

      1. relentlesslypurple

        October 10, 2016 at 9:23 pm

        I dont blame you πŸ™‚ I’ll keep an eye out for him! Xx

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