Next three names on Coventry Wall of Fame revealed!!
Lots more Nominations have been coming in thick and fast since the Coventry Music Wall of Fame went live. The next three exciting names chosen by public nomination are:-
Pauline Black (plaque Sponsor Ali & Keith Bushnell)
Lead singer of the Selecter, actress, author and broadcaster. Blessed with supreme stage presence and superb vocal skills her best selling autobiography“Black By Design” gives a fascinating insight into what makes Pauline tick.
Lieutenant Pigeon (plaque Sponsor Ginger Simon)
Comprising of Nigel Fletcher, Rob Woodward, Hilda Woodward and Steven Johnson, they became the very first Coventry band to score a number one hit in the UK charts. “Mouldy Old Dough” hit the number one spot for four weeks in 1972. A charmingly original slice of piano driven pop, that won an Ivor Novello Award for its songwriters Nigel Fletcher and Rob Woodward.
Hazel O’Connor (plaque Sponsor Danny & Debbie Gerrard)
Singer and actress and star of the iconic film “Breaking Glass”. Whether she is singing rock, folk, blues or jazz Hazel oozes style with a voice of pure emotion. Her classic composition “Will You” is cited by many to be the ‘ultimate’ romantic song.
Pete Clemons of the Wall of Fame steering group said, ”The celebration of Coventry musical talent continues, the first ceremony was a massive success and widely publicised, (even though one music website accused us of snubbing The Enemy!). We now continue with a member of the rare Coventry Number One club, and our two finest female vocalists”. All of which received a large percentage of the nominations, I look forward to seeing who the great Coventry public vote for next”.
The next ceremony takes place at The 2-Tone Village on Ball Hill in early December, and will see two of Coventry’s finest female vocalists and Coventry chart toppers, take their place alongside, Lynval Golding, Steve Eaton, Bob Brolly, Vince Holliday, Neol Davies and Panjabi MC. The public are urged to keep nominating at www.2tonecentral.co.uk. On Sunday December 18th there will be a chance to nominate at Coventry Market’s Christmas fun day and actually meet one of the inductees Hazel O’Connor.