EXCLUSIVE: Former number one chart-topping singer-songwriter, Billy Field, has publicly come out as an anti-Covid crusader who believes lockdowns and vaccines don’t work and there is no “credible apparent danger” to the community despite an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain currently ravaging most of Australia. Serkan Ozturk reports.
Best known for two number one smash hits in the early 1980s, Australian singer-songwriter and record producer, Billy Field, has publicly revealed himself as a Covid denier who believes society should be opened up right away because lockdowns and vaccines don’t work, despite the Delta outbreak starting in Sydney and now sweeping most of Australia hospitalising hundreds and killing dozens in the space of a couple months.
Field had two number one hits – ‘Bad Habits’ and ‘You Weren’t In Love With Me’ – from his debut solo album Bad Habits, released in 1981.
Both songs were awarded gold discs for sales of over 50,000 copies in Australia, while Field also won Most Performed Australasian Popular Work at the 1982 APRA Music Awards for the latter single.
BILLY FIELD SINGS ABOUT BAD HABITS THEN, NOW HAS BAD HABITS AGAINST COVID
A husky-voiced singer and piano player fond of Big Band inflected pop sounds, Field’s brand of smooth yet quirky jazz made him one of the country’s most popular acts of the local music scene in the early 1980s.
The 68-year-old Field is also a well-known record producer, having first set up a record studio in 1979 in Woolloomooloo in inner-city Sydney.
Originally called Canteen Studios, Field later renamed it Paradise Studios and by 2003 had relocated the studio to Gosford, on NSW’s Central Coast, where he still resides to this day.
Paradise Studios has been used to record albums by major Australian acts such as INXS, Cold Chisel, Paul Kelly, Air Supply, Icehouse, the Models, Absent Friends and the Angels.
Now though, Field is on a public crusade against Covid despite a worsening crisis in Australia with over 8,000 people in NSW alone now infected with the highly transmissible Delta strain since mid-June.
NOT IN LOVE WITH COVID LOCKDOWNS OR VACCINES EITHER IT SEEMS
But Field has bizarrely told True Crime News Weekly there is no proof whatsoever that lockdowns or even “magic” vaccines work.
“Current policies are based on the assumption that lockdowns (which aren’t working) will stop the transmission of a flu-type virus. Where is the proof of this?” Field claims.
“Also, the assumption that a ‘magic vaccine’ will completely stop these types of mutating viruses from occurring, when it never has. After many years, vaccines have never been completely effective at stopping flu and pneumonia type deaths.”
Going on, Field claims it is “clear that these lockdowns are destroying many Australians’ lives and businesses” even though “there have been relatively few Covid deaths” regardless of lockdowns.
“It is also clear, regardless of Government financial support, these policies will cause bankruptcies and destroy the entire wealth of many people’s life’s work. Suicides are bound to rise at an alarming rate. Also, an increase in short and long term unemployment will result in a devastating effect on our economy. People losing their livelihoods kills people too.
“There is no credible apparent danger at the moment,” the former pop singer wildly and inaccurately states.
“We should trial ending these lockdowns and restriction policies, as well as vaccine coercion/compulsion and passports for the time being. After observing outcomes, we can then adjust policies accordingly.”
Born in Wagga Wagga, NSW in 1953, Field spent his early years on Widgiewa Station, a large sheep and cattle property owned by his wealthy pastoralist family near the small Riverina town of Urana. For his education, he attended the elite Cranbrook School in Sydney.
Field started his career in music as the bass player of the school boy psychedelic rock band King Fox, formed in 1967 with Dave King, Paul Radcliffe and Andy Evans. The band released the EP Unforgotten Dreams on the du Monde label in 1969 as well as a single, ‘I Think You’re Fine’, on Festival Records three years later.
Field went on to play in a number of pub bands across Sydney before finding solo success at the beginning of the 1980s.
True Crime News Weekly does not support any of the musician’s views on Covid, lockdowns or vaccines.