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Amy Winehouse will be first name on London's Music Walk of Fame
March 14, 2013, 12:46 PM EST
Amy Winehouse will be awarded the first placement on London's Music Walk
of Fame on what would have been her 30th birthday. The honor will be bestowed on
the tragic singer when the attraction, similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in
Los Angeles, is launched in September, according to NME magazine.
Organizers announced earlier this month that they have been given the
green light to honor the world's top music legends with sidewalk tributes in the
London borough of Camden, where dozens of the U.K.'s biggest acts got their
starts. Bands including The Clash, Oasis, Blur, Madness, and The Libertines all
have strong links to the area and are expected to be honored at the site, but it
is Winehouse -- who lived in Camden until her death in 2011 -- whose name will
be the first to be set in stone.
A paving slab containing an imitation vinyl record printed with the words
"Amy Winehouse, London, England - Icon" will be unveiled on Sept. 14, the date
of Winehouse's 30th birthday. Organizer Lee Bennett says, "One of the reasons we
chose Camden is because it's a living and breathing music community and its
venues and musicians are what inspired the idea."