Philadelphia Music Alliance hosts 'Walk of Fame' celebration

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 07:48PM
PMA holds 'Walk of Fame' celebration: John Rawlins reports on Action News at 5 p.m., October 4, 2017


SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - Hundreds of Philly music fans packed the sidewalk space between the Kimmel Center and Broad Street to view the seven new bronze plaques unveiled Wednesday.

Among the honorees: the vocal group Sister Sledge, singer Jill Scott and the group Labelle- Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx and of course Patti Labelle who already has a plaque as a solo artist.

"There is no me without them," said Labelle.

Labelle told the crowd that she is in contact with the group every day and they plan to tour again soon.

Before today's ceremonies Local 8 Stage Hands shined some of the walk of fame plaques installed in prior years.

More than 100 artists were honored: Billie Holiday, Hall and Oates, Frankie Avalon and the Roots, just to name a few. This prompted Jill Scott to muse about something in the Philadelphia water.

"So many artists come here to get whatever this goodness is," said Scott "And you can't buy it, you can't bottle it, what it is is a certain kind of magic that cannot die. I believe it's just in the water."

Some of the artist honored will perform at a concert Wednesday evening in Fishtown.

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