Spalding busker strikes gold after framed disc honour

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He’s been entertaining shoppers in Spalding for five years with his unique brand of guitar playing and singing.

But now Sheep Market busker “Dave the Furry Man” can claim his place alongside music legends such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles after being presented with a framed gold disc for his services to street music outside The Pied Calf pub.

The popular guitarist was moved to tears by the gesture from a group called Rockin’ Around Spalding and the disc was inscribed with the message “Milestones in Music –Dave The Furry Man.”

He said: “They thought I should have a gold disc because I’m out there in all weathers playing my guitar.

“I was presented with it on the street just before Christmas and tears came to my eyes because I never thought I’d get one.”

The Furry Man, originally from London, made his debut playing on the streets of Peterborough in 2005 after being diagnosed with cancer and motivated to raise money for the hospital where he was treated.

He moved to Spalding about three years later and has been playing music in the town centre ever since.

“More than 3,400 people have seen me on Youtube since I was put on it last month,” Dave said.

“So I’m very proud of my gold disc which I’ve put under lock and key for safety.”