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Londoners on the tube - Bob Mazzer

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:58 pm
by Paul S
Well worth a look at these and his other tube photo folders.
I see Lord Mustard's in there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vQdRNoDlY0

Re: Londoners on the tube - Bob Mazzer

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:37 pm
by NormanD
I love this film. Adam kindly lent me a copy of it, and it's fascinating throughout. I tracked down a copy of the book on which it's based, but it's dull by comparison. It lacks James Mason's commentary for a start.

So what can you tell us about Lord Mustard, Paul? And the guitar player?

Does anyone remember the tattooed man, Jacobus Van Dyn - although he was just a character rather than a busker? I spotted him once as an extra in Pasolini's version of "The Canterbury Tales", and I used to see him around Whitechapel in the early 1970s when I was working there - I think he'd taken up residence in the Salvation Army spike.
http://sangbleu.com/2012/07/06/jacobus-van-dyn/

Re: Londoners on the tube - Bob Mazzer

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:05 pm
by Paul S
I know nothing about Lord Mustard, sadly - other than I am also fascinated by that clip.
I must get the DVD.
One of the comments below the pics from a fellow busker says he was called Norman Norris. Another states: "Later he moved to Oxford and was a regular feature of the street scene when I was a student in the early 1990s, tap dancing on the Cornmarket to country and western numbers in a rainbow fright wig. He died about 5 years ago at the age of 1996, still tap dancing until the very end"
So he was apparently almost 2000 years old.
His partner might have been one Alan Young...looks like him in the sombrero
http://buskersphotobook.blogspot.co.uk/
more here:
http://screever.org/2012/07/07/buskers-screevers-1968/