In 1974, six years after Enoch was drummed out of political life by his remarks, a drunken [Eric] Clapton was performing at a concert in Birmingham, and apparently saw an Arab man leering at his wife. This was too much for Clapton, who began a diatribe lambasting “wogs,” “blacks,” “Jamaicans,” and anyone else who lived in England and wasn’t white.
No official recording exists of the speech, but some choice quotes that witnesses agree on include Clapton saying, “I think Enoch’s right … we should send them all back. Throw the wogs out! Keep Britain white!” and that Britain was on its way to becoming “a black colony.” (…)
When asked about it, Clapton bafflingly says that of course he isn’t a racist, but still insists that Powell was “outrageously brave” and “misunderstood,” and that his own views on the matter haven’t changed.