Rod Stewart, Suggs urge musicians to busk for charity

May 26th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 26 (ANI): Rod Stewart and Madness frontman Suggs have urged fellow musicians to take to the streets and start busking to help raise funds for charity.

The duo is initiating “Busking Cancer”, a “concert” to encourage artists across Britain to perform in public and gather money from audience to help Cancer Research UK.

Suggs and his fellow band members are due to play their tunes on HMS Belfast, secured on the banks of the River Thames for an exclusive one-night busking show.

Meanwhile, Stewart, who battled thyroid cancer, is asking musicians to come out and play.

“Busking is how I started, in the early 60s, on the streets of Paris. It is what music is all about - just getting out there and singing or playing for the sheer joy of it,” The Scotsman quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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