This afternoon, three more legends of Coventry music were inducted in the Coventry Music Wall of Fame at a packed 2-Tone Village.
John ‘Brad’ Bradbury-(plaque sponsored by Kev Monks) You can call him John, Brad or even Prince Rimshot, fact is he’s the finest ska drummer around today, soul aficionado who created Race Records back in the day and he’s undoubtedly the man who gives The Specials their unique sound.
Vince Hill-(plaque sponsored by Valerie & David Marston) If crushed velvet had a voice it would sound something like Coventry Legend Vince Hill. This superb vocal style took him from Hen Lane to some of the finest theatres in the world. His biggest hit “Edelweiss” has taken its place in musical history and made him a huge TV star.
Roger Lomas-(plaque sponsored by The Tones+3) All round musician and former member of The Sorrows and Dodgers, he was responsible for the sound recording of the earliest ever 2-Tone song. He has produced records for the likes of The Selecter, Bad Manners and The album “Jamaican E.T” for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the latter earning him a Grammy award, unique for a Coventrian.
All were delighted to receive their awards at the ceremony which took place before young Coventry band The Prospects performed a couple of sets.
The Coventry Music Wall of Fame Steering Group are proud to announce that from February 1st, all 17 Coventry Libraries will display Coventry Music Wall of Fame nomination boxes (Sponsored by Skopes Menswear in West Orchards). Brody Swain from the steering group said of this exciting development, “We want as many people as possible involved with the Coventry Music Wall of Fame, so I'm chuffed that the public can now vote in all Coventry libraries for who they would like to see honoured”.
Councillor Lynnette Kelly, Coventry City Council's Cabinet Member for Libraries, said: "It is wonderful that the Wall of Fame is celebrating Coventry's rich heritage of music and culture."Libraries provide access to and information about music, and their buildings - such as the Central Library - have played their part in Coventry's musical history. "It is for all these reasons that I am delighted that libraries are involved in giving communities the chance to vote for their favourite local musicians."
The public are urged to keep voting at the libraries and on line at www.2tonecentral.co.uk
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