Camden Is Getting Its Own ‘Walk of Fame’
Camden is getting its very own Walk of Fame. Similar to the Hollywood stars, North-West London’s trendiest borough will be getting a set of paving stones on the road between the Roundhouse and Koko to celebrate the biggest musicians to play in the area.
Acts such as The Clash and Amy Winehouse are set to be remembered in ‘a virtual music museum’ in Camden. The Music Walk of Fame will feature one-metre-square granite plaques on the stretch on Camden High Street with the likes of Prince and Madness also among the first set of artists to be featured.
Visitors to Camden will be able to see the stories behind the stars by downloading a free app which will recognise the plaques and play a video about each act. A test stone is due to be installed in February 2019 with organisers suggesting more than 400 will be laid out over the next 20 years.
Camden has quite the music history with venues like the Electric Ballroom and Camden Assembly hosting some of the world’s biggest musicians. According to music journalist Dave Henderson; “There are so many stories, Eric Clapton played with Muddy Waters at Dingwalls, Frank Zappa rehearsed at the Forum and Bob Marley lived in Camden when he first came to London.”
Camden council have backed the scheme with a panel of industry insiders and fans asked to decide on who deserves a plaque. According to reports, early contenders include Queen, Coldplay, the Sex Pistols, U2 and Public Enemy. Keep an eye out for the test plaque in early 2019…
Earlier this year it was announced that Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was to be removed due to persistent vandalisation.