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Amy Winehouse Is The Latest Artist To Join Camden’s Music Walk Of Fame

By Alex Landon

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The Music Walk of Fame has opened in Camden, and the big names are starting to be unveiled.

Opened in Camden back in November 2019, London’s official Music Walk of Fame has been set up to commemorate the world’s most extraordinary musicians. When completed, the walk is set to feature over 400 artists, spanning the entire length of pavement from Chalk Farm, all the way to Mornington Crescent. (Photo: @musicwalkoffame)

 

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Currently, only two artists are featured on the Walk of Fame: The Who, recipients of the first stone, and Madness, who got their stone in a star-studded unveiling (Dizzee Rascal did the introducing) yesterday. Tomorrow, the Walk of Fame welcomes its third member, and arguably the most famous name associated with Camden – Amy Winehouse.

A ceremony on March 4th will see a stone commemorating the late singer laid, with a fundraiser for The Amy Winehouse Foundation to follow afterwards. It’ll be happening opposite Camden Town station between 12pm and 1pm, so pop along to witness a little bit of London history being made!

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Camden really is the natural choice of location for the Walk of Fame, given its rich musical history. The Walk will certainly celebrate the borough’s musical heritage, but it will also honour national and international icons, unsung heroes and artists of the year, who will be chosen by industry experts.

Plaques will be set within one square metre of granite, with more stones to follow over a course of 20 years. After Amy Winehouse, the next artists will be Soul II Soul, whose stone will be unveiled on March 6th with a live concert from The Brand New Heavies. Further stones will honour music icons, innovators, inspirations, visionaries within the industry, unsung heroes, and an “artist of the year awards”.

 

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The Walk of Fame is also accompanied by a swish new app that uses augmented reality to help you explore. Using the app, you can “watch” artists perform on the pavement and read/listen to stories about the places and faces that made music history. And, of course, if you aren’t able to get to Camden IRL, the app will allow you to take a mesmerising virtual trip to the rock ‘n’ roll capital – find out more about the app and the Walk here.

It’s all change up in Camden, with the arrival of a giant restaurant and shopping complex and a brand new street food market set to be unveiled in 2020.


Also published on Medium.