Xylophone Man, R.I.P.


(image via leftlion.co.uk)

Sad news. Frank Robinson – better known to the citizens of Nottingham as Xylophone Man – passed away on Sunday, at the Queen’s Medical Centre.

Full story – BBC.
Full story – Nottingham Evening Post.
2003 interview.
Tribute page.

Most importantly of all: Nixon of Popdizzy (who has written his own tribute) has started an online petition, calling on Nottingham City Council to erect a statue in Frank’s honour, and calling on Nottingham Express Transit to name a tram after him.

You can sign and view the petition here. If you’re “local”, then please tell everyone. Thank you.

(Update: As of Friday afternoon, the petition has collected 1215 signatures.)

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