Chuck Deely - Like A Rolling Stone
We had been planning a new activity on the website for some weeks. As part of our Video of the Day series we thought of posting a busker-version each saturday (the day you go into town to go shopping or drink a beer and therefore the most likely possibility to meet a busker).
The day we had it all worked out and the code was written the newspapers told us that a true icon of The Hague; Chuck Deely, had passed away the evening before. To get an idea of who he was and what he meant for the city of The Hague, please do a Google query.
Two years ago Chuck starred in an item on Dutch TV. He meets anchor man Jan Slagter (from Max, a station for the elderly). The item enfolds a little bizarre when the guy invites our hero for a visit to a men's clothing shop.
Another thing worth mentioning is that other buskers are playing their respect to Chuck by performing a song for him on his favorite spot. Some of them even attract serious attention with their tribute.
We will dedicate this column to Chuck (and every other busker, wherever they play). If you meet one today, please give him (or her!) your spare change. Please do! Most of them are very happy with a few coins. A little more might give you a chance to request a favorite. If you do, please film it and upload to YouTube or Vimeo. Don't forget to send us a link!
- Video of the day on:: 2017-01-15
- Language: English