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The Walk of Fame is bound to inspire young artists, performers and musicians to believe in themselves as well as making the residents and shoppers of King’s Heath feel good about their neighbourhood
(UB40's late lamented founder member Brian Travers)

King's Heath Walk of Fame is the idea of local residents Bob Prew and Ken Whittaker and aims to commemorate and celebrate the amazing number of top musicians, comedians and artists who have either been born, lived or performed in King’s Heath.

The Walk of Fame will consist of the :-

  • First ever Birmingham Civic Society Musical Heritage Plate to commemorate the Ritz Ballroom where legendary pop stars of the 1960's played including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff and Gene Vincent.
  • Performance Rights Society Performance Birthplace Plaque to commemorate UB 40's first ever gig at the Hare & Hounds
  • Pavement stars with artists being inducted on to the Walk of Fame on a regular basis starting with King's Heath born Toyah Willcox
  • Seasonal Floral Display
The Civic Society Music Heritage Plate and pavement stars are in storage following the fire that destroyed the former Ritz Ballroom on York Road next to the Hare and Hounds.

King's Heath Walk of Fame is an independent not for profit organisation.

We want to encourage as many people as possible to come to King’s Heath to celebrate the stars of the past, enjoy the stars of today and discover the stars of the future at regular live music and comedy nights at the Hare and Hounds, Kitchen Garden Café and Fletchers all on York Road, The Station on the High Street and the Red Lion Folk Club on Vicarage Road.

And also to come and explore all the major stores, cafes, restaurants and independent shops in the shopping centre including one of the few remaining independent record stores Polar Bear on York Road.

Contact us if you would like to become involved in developing the Walk of Fame by e-mailing:

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LEFT: Toyah Willcox being inducted into the Walk of Fame by Bev Bevan   ex drummer of The Move and Electic Light Orchestra

Photo Courtesy of Ian Dunn at http://www.principlephotography.co.uk/

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