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Funeral of city's 'xylophone man'
Funeral of Xylophone Man
The funeral took place at Wilford Hill
Over 100 people have attended the funeral of a busker who became one of Nottingham's most popular figures.

Frank Robinson, 73, became known as the "xylophone man" from his performances on in the Lister Gate area of the city.

He died from a heart attack on 4 July at the Queen's Medical Centre and messages of condolence flooded into local media outlets.

Mr Robinson's funeral was held at the chapel on Wilford Hill in West Bridgford, on Wednesday.

Civic memorial

The proud owner of 25 xylophones, his interest in the instrument was first kindled when he saw one in a charity shop.

He was a regular sight in Nottingham city centre for 16 years and was even celebrated in the city's recent Big Grin cartoon festival.

In an interview last year, Mr Robinson said his favourite musicians were Elvis, The Beatles and Van Morrison.

Council leaders have indicated there will be a "civic memorial" in his honour.


SEE ALSO:
Tributes paid to 'Xylophone man'
07 Jul 04  |  Nottinghamshire
'Xylophone man' dies in hospital
06 Jul 04  |  Nottinghamshire


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