Amy Winehouse is a hot favourite to be one of the first 20 artists immortalised in London’s brand new ‘Music Walk of Fame’ when it is unveiled later this year.
The Walk – based on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Walk of Fame – will stretch through the North London rock hub of Camden Town, which is filled with venues that have played host to some of rock’s biggest names for over five decades.
Each artist will get their name on a stone and bronze disc, which will be set in a one-metre slab of concrete anchored with steel rods, at a cost of around £500 each.
The Independent reports that Winehouse – who died from a drug overdose in 2011 – is a strong chance due to the fact that she owned a house in the Camden Town area.
Winehouse’s father, Mitch, told the paper that he believes his late daughter would have been “genuinely excited” at such an honour.
“That stone is going to be there forever…that means Amy’s going to be there forever, which is lovely,” he said.
“She lived in Camden, she died in Camden. She was Camden through and through.”
Inductees to the Walk of Fame will be divided into five groups: icons, influential artists, innovative artists, unsung heroes, and industry types such as producers and managers.
A shortlist will be decided by a committee, and then go to a public vote, via the Music Walk of Fame website.
The first batch of 20 inductees will be announced in May. Sources close to the project say that along with Winehouse, Madonna, Radiohead and Public Enemy are likely contenders for the honour.
More information on the London Music Walk of Fame can be found here.