Lajos 'Lolly' Czuczor
To thousands of Melburnians he was "Lolly", the old man who played the violin seemingly everywhere you went in Melbourne.
Lolly played his violin on trams, trains, buses and planes, in restaurants, on street corners and at private parties.
Before starting a bracket on a train, he would call people to attention (in his Hungarian accent) "Ladies and gentleman, does anyone object to the violin", often adding "the law prevents me from receiving tips".
The retired engineer began playing on trains in 1988. He travelled from Heidelberg to the city every morning and would play in restaurants during lunch and dinner before returning home each night. He did this for free for almost 30 years before sadly passing away at the age of 89 on Saturday 13th March 2010.
28.01.1921 - 13.03.2010
Now his violin is silent. All his friends are asked to remember him with joy.
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