UK set to get its own Music `Walk of Fame`
London: A Hollywood Boulevard-style walk of fame will soon open in north London.
The walk in Camden will be dedicated to the industry’s greatest performers, and those honoured with a stone disc will receive – according to the organisation behind the project – the “highest accolade in music,” the Independent reported.
Details of the first 20 names to be immortalised will be released in May and organisers are tight-lipped over who will be included, though sources say Madonna, Radiohead and US hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy are likely contenders.
One famous artist certain of getting a disc in her honour is the late singer Amy Winehouse.
Those honoured are going to be divided into five groups: icons; influential artists; innovative artists; unsung heroes; and industry types like producers and managers.
A shortlist will first be decided by a committee and then public will vote for it, via the Music Walk of Fame website.
The idea for the Walk of Fame came not from a committee of music executives, but a 10-year-old boy.
Adam Bennett suggested his father, Lee, a music impresario from London, during a visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame that it would be a good idea if there was an equivalent in London.