Nile Rodgers went busking on London's South Bank and earned enough for 'a nice breakfast'

‘I earned a respectable £12.30 in just 20 minutes busking today. In the old days we’d call that “a good take”’

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Nile Rodgers may have performed in front of thousands in London’s Hyde Park this week, but he surprised fans by performing a far more intimate gig the next day – as a busker on the city’s streets.

Rodgers popped up on the South Bank wearing a scarf and a hat on Monday morning, armed with nothing but a microphone, his guitar and an open guitar case on the floor.

 

The Chic co-founder, who revealed he started his career as a busker, treated passers-by to a number of hits, from Sister Sledge’s ‘We Are Family’ to Diana Ross’ ‘I’m coming out’, but said he wasn’t recognised properly until he started playing some of his own chart-toppers. He did pull out Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ however, much to the delight of the crowd.

Rodgers tweeted: “I made a respectable £12.30 in 20 minutes busking today. In the old days we’d call that ‘a good take’,” or, enough to buy “a nice breakfast,” which he said to one of his followers.

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