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    It's a frame thing on his legs. Seen this before somewhere.


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    Wow, there are so many interesting performers in Liverpool! Sorry, but do you know, that if you will film them with any device you have you can win a digital camera? I'm working for R&R Music and running the buskers competition. The rules are simple -

    1. Film the street performer you like
    2. Upload your video to YouTube
    3. Paste the code here - http://randrworld.com/buskers.php

    Each month we will reward with a digital camera the person who submits the video and story that receives the most votes during that month from the users of R&R World Arena.

    Try yourself!

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    Here's a couple of pic's of a fire eater,in Church st, last Saturday!

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    That guy in the sitting position is dead good i aint seen that
    before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossy View Post
    That guy in the sitting position is dead good i aint seen that
    before

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    Busker in town today.
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    Church St buskers
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    Saw this old chap in Paradise st today.
    I felt sorry for him -he looked so bedraggled and frail ! The music he was playing was so feint you could hardly hear it !
    He looked to me like he should have been in a comfy armchair somewhere - not hanging around the town.
    It's a shame !
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    Maybe Lindylou... He feels alive getting out and playing his violin to whoever wants to listen.. He at least had music in his soul, and a lovely violin to play... Frail, maybe... full of music....priceless.... Hope you gave him a few bob..

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    yes I give him some of my change

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Saw this old chap in Paradise st today.
    I felt sorry for him -he looked so bedraggled and frail ! The music he was playing was so feint you could hardly hear it !
    He looked to me like he should have been in a comfy armchair somewhere - not hanging around the town.
    It's a shame !
    I took a photo of him a couple of weeks ago ,I've never seen him play as everytime I've gone past him he's standing over his case trying to get his violin out
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    He does look clean... Just a musical olde soul.. Love it...

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    Liverpool busker by exacta2a, on Flickr

    Seen in Church St today, couldn`t play at Wimbledon so picked a "racket" in Lverpool, the 17th string was a bit flat though.
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    Hi Joe

    Is that just a gag or does he actually get some sound out of it?

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    He's trying to copy 'plink plink' - the famous cardboard guitar character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Joe

    Is that just a gag or does he actually get some sound out of it?

    Chris
    See the cd player on the floor Chris,the funny thing is,the tune coming out of it was Acker Bilk`s "Stranger on the shore"



    Jacko from liverpool by exacta2a, on Flickr
    For you Linda "Jacko" as I knew him with his new guitar when he went upmarket
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    Any body remember Harry Bendon ?
    the busker from outside GH Lee in Liverpool in the 70's ?

    follow the link below for more Harry Bendon photos outside GH Lee..

    .... a little info about Harry that is not well known around Liverpool..
    Harry was born in Glasgow.. he topped the bill at the Glasgow Empire after the war
    as a child performer under the stage name of 'Boy McLean'

    Harry passed away in 1994 in a West Yorkshire nursing home.. he was 74..



    This is >> Harry Bendon..




    .

    ---------- Post added at 01:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:04 PM ----------

    Jackson Nesbitt.. Jacko...the story in your eyes..

    ..... and a bit of info on my old friend Jacko...
    he was fed and looked after daily by my good mate Tony Bolland..
    when Tony managed Hessy's on Stanley St...
    Tony gave Jacko his 1st cut out guitar in Hessy's
    .. and that was that.. he was off and away..!



    Best viewed very large.. on >>> Here..









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    Very fine, Joe and Gerard. I had seen that photograph of Jacko performing at the Eleanor Rigby monument but Gerard's photograph of him is new to me. As you say, Gerard, there is a story in those eyes.

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Very fine, Joe and Gerard. I had seen that photograph of Jacko performing at the Eleanor Rigby monument but Gerard's photograph of him is new to me. As you say, Gerard, there is a story in those eyes.

    All the best

    Chris


    Thanks Chris, that photo Chris was taken outside Mother Care on Whitechapel.

    Not long after Jackson was beaten up by low life and was almost left for dead..
    he was in the Royal for a long time and later a nursing home..
    he's out now... or was, I'm not sure how he is or where he is
    as he has not been seen around the town for a long while.




    talking of which...
    I'm off out... to capture Liverpools past today..


    Cheers Chris...


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    In Jacko's Eyes

    As you say, there's a whole world in there.
    In the photo, he's unshaven with battered

    straw hat, smoking a filter-tip cigarette,
    his white eyebrows shooting out wildly.

    We remember him at the Eleanor Rigby statue,
    on the bench sitting next to her bronze figure,

    strumming his cut-out cardboard guitar.
    "Ah, look at all the lonely people!"

    Christopher T. George

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    "Jackson Nesbitt.. Jacko...the story in your eyes..."
    Close-up portrait of Jacko by Gerard Fleming

    Photograph of Jacko performing at the Eleanor
    Rigby Statue, Liverpool, by Joe Neary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    In Jacko's Eyes

    As you say, there's a whole world in there.
    In the photo, he's unshaven with battered

    straw hat, smoking a filter-tip cigarette,
    his white eyebrows shooting out wildly.

    We remember him at the Eleanor Rigby statue,
    on the bench sitting next to her bronze figure,

    strumming his cut-out cardboard guitar.
    "Ah, look at all the lonely people!"

    Christopher T. George

    .
    .
    "Jackson Nesbitt.. Jacko...the story in your eyes..."
    Close-up portrait of Jacko by Gerard Fleming

    Photograph of Jacko performing at the Eleanor
    Rigby Statue, Liverpool, by Joe Neary.


    Thats brilliant that Chris mate..
    thanks for using my words about Jacko for the title..


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    Thanks, Gerard. I thought you'd probably like the poem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    I took a photo of him a couple of weeks ago ,I've never seen him play as everytime I've gone past him he's standing over his case trying to get his violin out
    Doesn't anyone ever help him?
    Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Thanks, Gerard. I thought you'd probably like the poem.

    Chris
    My pleasure mate..
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    Thanks for the pics GD and Gerard. It saves me the job of hunting for a pic
    I was going to try and find one to post up after I'd mentioned 'Plink, Plink'

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    I think this fella is good ......he just stands or sits for hours


    IMG_0078 by robbo176, on Flickr


    IMG_0077 by robbo176, on Flickr


    IMG_0072 by robbo176, on Flickr
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    yeah, he's amazing

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