Friday, July 09, 2004

Out of time and out of tune but in our hearts

Sad news for all those who've lived or regularly visited Nottingham over the past fifteen years - perhaps the city's most recognisable figure, Frank Robinson aka legendary busker Xylophone Man, has died at the age of 73. Mike of Troubled Diva has links to the local news reports and an interview with the man himself here, while fellow Nottingham bloggers Nixon of Popdizzy and Paul of 1000 Shades Of Grey have penned their own tributes. Nixon's also set up an online petition demanding that a statue should be erected and one of the new trams should be named after him.

The petition currently has 1021 signatories. My only hope is that Frank realised quite how much he meant to people.

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