Step aside, Hollywood – for there’s only one walk of fame we recognise around these parts, and it’s over in the borough of Camden.
And, on one Sunny Afternoon, it was confirmed that Muswell Hill legends The Kinks are joining the star-studded stream of acts across the Camden Walk Of Fame.
Yes, they’ve really got it now, and are part of 11 new spots on the famed trail, which include the likes of Janis Joplin, UB40, The Sugarhill Gang, Billy Bragg and Buzzcocks.
These new Camden Walk Of Fame spots will be revealed gradually, beginning on September 4 and running through until the new free Camden Music Festival, which ends on September 9.
The Kinks and the other new names will follow in pretty big footsteps, joining the likes of David Bowie, Madness, Amy Winehouse, The Who and many other legends of music that make up this mile in Camden.
This latest batch of Camden Walk Of Fame additions will be presented with the red carpet treatment next month, and the three-day festival will host performances from Buzzcocks, Billy Bragg, Jazzie B, and more.
There is also hope that the free Camden Music Festival can turn into an annual three-day event that would take place in multiple venues, including sites at Regent’s Park, Granary Square and Denmark Street.
Camden Walk Of Fame is also marking a historic occasion on September 4, with Janis Joplin set to become the first American artist to be heralded by the musical mile. Janis Joplin is cherished by many, and is remembered for hit songs including Ball and Chain.
Speaking about her place on the walk, her siblings Laura and Michael Joplin said: “Janis’s 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.”