Amy Winehouse and Madness top list of acts for proposed Camden Walk of Fame

Organisers reveal plans to honour musical greats in North London

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Amy Winehouse, The Who and Madness are among the names likely to be honoured by the London Borough of Camden when they launch a Walk Of Fame to the area later this year.

The north London region is to twin with Hollywood and lay down 30 discs honouring international musical figures this summer. Additional discs will be laid in September, when the long-awaited Amy Winehouse statue will be unveiled. All acts set to be honoured will be divided into the following categories: innovative artists, influential artists, icons, unsung heroes and industry figures.

Organisers have revealed that Grandmaster Flash, the late Gil Scott-Heron, R&B group Soul II Soul, and Madness are among the first names to be honoured with special tribute concerts to each act taking place alongside the disc unveilings. Led Zeppelin and Frank Sinatra could also be included as well as The Who, Nile Rogers and The Doors. All of the plaques will be officially endorsed by Hollywood with organisers securing global rights from The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Speaking to BBC News, local music promoter Lee Bennett said: "We hope this will be the highest accolade in music. This is an international brand not specific to Camden, but it is in Camden as we truly see it as the world's rock and roll capital."

The plaques will run from Jamestown Road to the Roundhouse venue in Camden with plans to extend the route to over a mile long through the area.

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