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    Question Street Singer 1977

    Does anyone remember the street singer from around 1977 who used to sing around Williamson Square at the back of Marks and Spencer.
    If I remember right, the rumour was he could have had a career as an opera singer, but decided against it.
    He had a magnificent voice, I used to love to listen to him, I left Liverpool some time ago.. still miss it.. but he is one of my abiding memories.. I would love to know who he was .. and what his real story was and what happened to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tups View Post
    Does anyone remember the street singer from around 1977 who used to sing around Williamson Square at the back of Marks and Spencer.
    If I remember right, the rumour was he could have had a career as an opera singer, but decided against it.
    He had a magnificent voice, I used to love to listen to him, I left Liverpool some time ago.. still miss it.. but he is one of my abiding memories.. I would love to know who he was .. and what his real story was and what happened to him
    Hi Tups and thanks for your first post . Hopefully someone will know
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    Unhappy street singer

    Thanks Kev.. can I just tell you how homesick I am for Liverpool since finding this site.. it's true what they say.. you can take the girl out of Liverpool but you can't take Liverpool out of the girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tups View Post
    Thanks Kev.. can I just tell you how homesick I am for Liverpool since finding this site.. it's true what they say.. you can take the girl out of Liverpool but you can't take Liverpool out of the girl!
    Well and big warm welcome home for ya! Glad you've found us
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    Hi Tups

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    Talking Street Singer

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    Hi Tups.

    A member here asked in another thread about the man who used to sing opera in Bold st. Sounds like it could be the same man you are talking about.
    I can remember vaguely seeing him in Bold st, but not clearly enough to describe him or what he used to sing.
    There have been some great buskers and singers around the Williamson sq area over the years. There used to be a black guy playing and singing modern jazz and he was really good.

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    ah could well be.. I used to work at Plessey in Cheapside, but used to pop into town most lunchtimes.. then I worked in Bold St in 1979 at Waring and Gillow.. think they've gone now, so possibly he was around that area too.
    I've been reading the forum off and on all day today and did see that thread.
    A friend was telling me about a plaque outside Marks and Sparks that may refer to him.. does anyone know about this?
    I need to come over to Liverpool for the day as soon as payday comes around, I am soo homesick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Hi Tups.

    A member here asked in another thread about the man who used to sing opera in Bold st. Sounds like it could be the same man you are talking about.
    I can remember vaguely seeing him in Bold st, but not clearly enough to describe him or what he used to sing.
    There have been some great buskers and singers around the Williamson sq area over the years. There used to be a black guy playing and singing modern jazz and he was really good.

    Harry Bendon outside G H Lee (Hope I've spelt his surname correct).
    Once played the Argyle Theatre B/head.and because of his popularity in Liverpool got a short spell at the She club I think it was.
    His most popular song was Marta,Rambling Rose of the Wildwood.

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    Gerard, Do you know what year that was taken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    Gerard, Do you know what year that was taken?

    Hiya Shytalk,I hope its OK me saying this but I "Uploaded" that photo/frame from a great Dvd "Liverpool in the 70's 80's and 90's"..
    Its not my picture and thats not something I would normally do but its the only one I knew of Harry...Get this if you have'nt got it as its brilliant...make sure it plays in your part of the world though..
    There..a great plug or what!!

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    Thanks, clothes, hairstyles look 70's.
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    Deffo mid 70's,thats mentioned on the Dvd.

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    This is from the same Dvd I'm on about,,
    "Liverpool in the 70's 80's and 90's"
    A few shots of Harry Bendon on this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yID88...elated&search=

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    Thanks Gerard - that's great

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