The Music Stroll Of Fame has introduced it would honour 11 extra music icons in a week-long occasion, ending with a brand new competition subsequent month.
Launched in 2019, the Music Stroll Of Fame covers a sq. mile in Camden and options Award Stones embedded within the pavements, celebrating artists and different essential pioneering figures in music. Earlier inductees embrace The Who, Insanity, Soul II Soul, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie and extra.
The path will recognise extra pivotal figures in music with a five-day-long celebration. This yr’s recipients are Janis Joplin, Harvey Goldsmith CBE, UB40, Gordon Mac (Founder Of Kiss FM), Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, Sugarhill Gang, Eddy Grant, Buzzcocks, Billy Bragg, Shalamar and The Kinks. From September 4 till September 8, the MWOF will maintain red-carpet ceremonies with artists, family and friends, whereas followers are additionally invited to attend.
On September 9, there might be a brand new free all-day occasion that may see components of Camden Excessive Road play host to a whole day of reside leisure and music. With the principle stage on Hawley Crescent, the Camden Music Pageant – supported by the Music Venue Belief – will welcome performances from Buzzcocks, Billy Bragg, Shalamar, Jazzie B (Founding father of Soul II Soul), Rusty Egan (Blitz Music Machine) plus particular company.
On Camden Excessive Road, there will even be a sound system internet hosting DJs all through the day, programmed by Mi-Soul Radio and is supported by NTIA.
Speaking about his honour, ‘Electric Avenue’ star Eddy Grant mentioned, “It will likely be nice to be again in Camden, the place I grew up. To be honoured with a stone plaque that might be laid on the street the place I walked, rode and drove from childhood to manhood.
“It is especially satisfying to be receiving this honour in 2023, the year of my 75th birthday and the 40th anniversary of my ground-breaking album ‘Killer On The Rampage’.”
He continued: “My grandmother, who gave me all my sensibilities after coming out of the womb, always told me that when someone gives you something and it’s something good the most important thing to say is thank you.”
Janis Joplin’s siblings, Laura and Michael, additionally commented on their sister’s achievement of being the primary American inducted into the MWOF: “Janis’ music resonated with a generation hungry for authenticity. Her legacy is a reminder that vulnerability can be a source of strength, and her voice continues to inspire countless others to embrace their true selves. At moments like this, it’s a pleasure to see her legacy being honoured in this way.”
Janis Joplin. CREDIT: Barry Feinstein Pictures
In future years, the Camden Music Pageant might be expanded to the remainder of the borough together with Granary Sq., Regent’s Park, Hampstead Heath, Denmark Road, and Camden Excessive Road over three days.
Lee Bennett, Founding father of The Music Stroll of Fame says, “I’m very excited that once again we’ll be progressing the project to a new level of integration and fan engagement by incorporating what will become an annual borough-wide festival utilising all the venues and open spaces that the London borough of Camden has to offer.”
The Camden Music Pageant is about to occur on September 9. You’ll find out extra data on the Music Stroll Of Fame’s official web site.
London’s prestigious @MusicWalkofFame might be awarding 11 extra music icons from 4th – ninth September
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The Who have been the first-ever recipients of an Award Stone on the Camden Stroll of Fame in 2019. In a press release, the band mentioned: “Camden has always been vital to London’s thriving music scene and is, as we all know, a world-renowned hub for the arts. As Londoners, it’s very surreal to be immortalised in stone on Camden High Street, and it’s quite something to know that people can pop by and see us anytime, albeit virtually!”
In 2020, Insanity obtained their award stone on the MWOF. Talking on the unveiling, frontman Suggs joked: “We did single-handedly turn Camden Town from a shithole into one of the greatest tourist destinations on the planet.”
The identical yr, Amy Winehouse’s household have been invited to have a good time the late singer being honoured along with her personal Award Stone. Her father informed NME: “Amy was an integral part of Camden, and now she’s an even more integral part of Camden.”
Final yr, David Bowie was awarded his stone on the coveted stroll. Amongst these paying tribute to the late innovator was Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, who informed Reuters: “It’s another landmark for his legacy basically music, the films, the videos, and everything he did for the culture.”