Monday, July 07, 2014

Busking tribute held in honour of man who played toy xylophone outside store for 15 years

A "big busk" has taken place across Nottingham in honour of Frank Robinson, known as Xylophone Man, who died 10 years ago.

Mr Robinson, who was 72 when he died in 2004, played a toy xylophone outside a clothes store for 15 years. A plaque was dedicated to the musician at the place where he used to busk, following requests from residents.

Sophie Shardlow, the event's organiser, said: "It's a great example of how the city of Nottingham can work together and create a really special moment for all.

"Frank might not have been a great musician but he couldn't fail to make you smile at his performance, he was really charming." On Saturday, 15 designated busker points and five pianos were set up around the city centre, for anyone to take part.

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