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    This is a photograph I took last month of Stu with one of Liverpool's most famous buskers.




    When Stu asked if he could have a photo with him, he gladly obliged. He then started to move his fingers as he played his cardboard banjo - even making the sounds with his mouth.

    A real Liverpool legend.


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    Great photo!! Thank u!!
    Last edited by marie; 04-04-2007 at 01:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross08 View Post
    This is a photograph I took last month of Stu with one of Liverpool's most famous buskers.




    When Stu asked if he could have a photo with him, he gladly obliged. He then started to move his fingers as he played his cardboard banjo - even making the sounds with his mouth.

    A real Liverpool legend.
    Hahah he's still going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross08 View Post
    This is a photograph I took last month of Stu with one of Liverpool's most famous buskers.




    When Stu asked if he could have a photo with him, he gladly obliged. He then started to move his fingers as he played his cardboard banjo - even making the sounds with his mouth.

    A real Liverpool legend.
    What makes him a legend??
    Just cos he dont work for a living??
    Some of em' earn £280 a day in London!!

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    His names Jacko Nesbitt.

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    The thread on his trainers look a **** sight better than mine - where's my cardboard drums, I think i'll join him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    The thread on his trainers look a **** sight better than mine - where's my cardboard drums, I think i'll join him.
    And he's smoking Yyves St. Laurent bifters!

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    Anyways...What makes him a legend?

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    I'd assume it's coz most ppl have heard of him and a good few of them have seen him in action

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprillove20 View Post
    Anyways...What makes him a legend?
    He's a legend in liverpool because everyone knows 'Plink Plink !' Even local radio presenters used to talk about him, and got him to come in the studio.
    Even the young kids now have heard of Plink Plink

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    He's a legend in liverpool because everyone knows 'Plink Plink !' Even local radio presenters used to talk about him, and got him to come in the studio.
    Even the young kids now have heard of Plink Plink
    I have worked in Liverpool City Centre and travel also every day in there, but I have never heard of plink plink. Where exactly does he busk??

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    Isn't this bloke a 'tribute' act?
    I seem to remember that the original was a small bloke with black hair and always had army webbing around his neck.He used to 'play' on the corner of Button St and Whitechapel.He would give/sell cardboard banjos to the kids.

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    This is Jacko when he had just taken delivery of a plastic guitar from a firm in liverpool in 2008
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    There was a horrible rumor about him...that he passed (was beaten up by a gang), and now ,I hear he just came out of the Royal Hospital (another forum)..

    I saw him years ago, and he said hello to me... Nice chap... Any confirmation if this is true...and is he on the streets again...or in some comfort of a house?

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    I'm sure someone told me that he was loaded. He said a mate of his gave him some money and he gave him it back saying he didn't need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    There was a horrible rumor about him...that he passed (was beaten up by a gang), and now ,I hear he just came out of the Royal Hospital (another forum)..

    I saw him years ago, and he said hello to me... Nice chap... Any confirmation if this is true...and is he on the streets again...or in some comfort of a house?
    Local radio presenter Roger Philips mentioned Jacko in the Liverpool Echo a few days ago.
    Here's a quote from Roger:

    'Talking about classic Liverpool characters, there's Jacko who you'd see around town 'playing' his cardboard guitar - I recently found out he's in a home now and not well.
    People loved him because he was so crazy - he couldn't sing, he didn't have a guitar but people put their money in anyway! '

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    he couldn't sing, he didn't have a guitar but people put their money in anyway! '
    Thought he was describing our group then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    I'm sure someone told me that he was loaded. He said a mate of his gave him some money and he gave him it back saying he didn't need it.
    He kept my £1.79 modelling fee I paid him
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    He kept my £1.79 modelling fee I paid him
    Well, he earned that fee

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    There was a horrible rumor about him...that he passed (was beaten up by a gang), and now ,I hear he just came out of the Royal Hospital (another forum)..

    I saw him years ago, and he said hello to me... Nice chap... Any confirmation if this is true...and is he on the streets again...or in some comfort of a house?
    I remember a couple of years ago,by Stoniers,in Williamson square,Jacko was sitting on the floor with his guitar,being circled by a gang of young lad's,who to me,were weighing him up for something!? Me,and a couple of mates stood close by,shouting over to him,till the lad's got fed up,and moved on! I think they were surprised anyone would care,if they were going to roll him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindac8941 View Post
    I have worked in Liverpool City Centre and travel also every day in there, but I have never heard of plink plink. Where exactly does he busk??
    Loads of people have never heard of him. To call him a legend is a joke.

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    There's ppl who've not heard of Bob Paisley or Howard Kendall. Does that mean they aren't legends ?

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    Here's another picture of him. Well, I hope it is anyway as I've never tried the attachment thingy before!!
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    It would be interesting to hear about his history and how he ended up like this,,

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