In today’s Telegraph I read of the death of Don Partridge who, in the sixties, was Britain’s most famous busker, with two top ten hits.

Nowadays, like just about everything else, it has to be organised and controlled which is sad; spontaneity is being squeezed out of our lives. Buskers need permission to perform.


I wonder if this young violinist on the Frankfurt U-Bahn had permission to be there?

I wonder if the Baghdaddies had permission to sing and play on the streets of Berne?

These people undoubtedly had permission, they are music students at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.and they are ofren seen in and around the bars and cafés serenading the customers.


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3 comments for “Buskers

  1. November 3, 2010 at 18:39

    JD, Thanks for another interesting view of music.

    Bring music back to the streets, to the people.

  2. JD
    November 3, 2010 at 23:20
  3. Michelle
    November 4, 2010 at 01:22

    This is a busker in the New York subway:

    She tells what happens when she plays in the subway on her blog:

    I believe she works with a permit…

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