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Soul II Soul take their place on Walk Of Fame

Four plaques now in the pavement

12 March, 2020 — By Dan Carrier

Children from Haverstock meet Soul II Soul

IT was a fittingly loud end to a busy week for the people behind the Camden Music Walk of Fame – the Hollywood Boulevard-style pavement plaques celebrating NW1’s musical background.

Soul II Soul saw their plaque unveiled on Friday, following the tributes to Madness and Amy Winehouse installed earlier in the week.

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Organiser Lee Bennett explained how Soul II Soul had touched so many in their heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s – and it all sprung from their base in Camden Town.

He said: “They were a collective over the years made up of many facets and people, involved in their own market stall and then Camden Town shop, music studio, sound system, band, fashion, and club nights. It was all about expression – and boy, was it just.”

Mr Bennett told the New Journal: “What a great week it was for Camden, the artists and unveilers, fans and the music industry. I’m looking forward to watching the MWOF grow.” He added the next plaque was due to be unveiled in May – and would be “a superstar from America”.

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