Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Who inducted into London's new Music Walk Of Fame

The Who have been honored as the first inductees into The Music Walk Of Fame in London.

The Evening Standard reports Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were on hand Tuesday for the celebration, which saw the band immortalized with the first paving stone in Camden's new Hollywood Boulevard-style tourist attraction.

The Music Walk Of Fame will stretch along the road between The Roundhouse and Koko, and organizers plan to award a further 20 stones in the coming year, while eventually laying out more than 400 plaques over the next 20 years.

“We are honored to be the first band with a stone on the Music Walk Of Fame,” says Daltrey and Townshend. “Camden has always been vital to London’s thriving music scene and is, as we all know, a world-renowned hub for the arts. As Londoners, it’s very surreal to be immortalized in stone on Camden High Street, and it’s quite something to know that people can pop by and see us anytime, albeit virtually.”

"What a great day for music, fans, the world, London, and Camden,” adds Music Walk of Fame Founder Lee Bennett. “To cap it off by having one of the greatest bands of all time, I’m thrilled to bits.”

Future inductees to the Music Walk of Fame will be selected by an international panel of artists, executives and journalists; the next act to be honored will be Camden band Madness in early 2020.

Learn more about the new UK attraction at themusicwalkoffame.com.

The London honor comes just days before The Who release a new, self-titled album on December 6; the project marks the group’s first new album in thirteen years, since the release of 2006’s “Endless Wire.”

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