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Four more legends on the Wall of Fame.

Byline: With Pete Chambers

ON March 22, at 3.30pm, four more names will be added to Coventry's Musical Wall of Fame. Just a few of the names already gracing the wall sponsored by The Print Works, Warwick Road include: Pauline Black, Hazel O'Connor, Vince Hill, Roger Lomas, Charley Anderson, Roddy Radiation Byers, Jerry Dammers, Delia Derbyshire, Neville Staple, Frank Ifield and Horace Panter.

The event is being hosted by Touch FM's Brody Swain. Here are the next four inductees to the wall based at The 2-Tone Village in Ball Hill.

AITCH BEMBRIDGE (sponsored by Cliff Evans) NOT only the original drummer with the Selecter, Aitch has also been part of The Specials set-up and has drummed for the legendary Desmond Dekker.

Papa Aitch is one of the finest reggae/ska drummers in the industry, but vocals, bass and keyboards are also performed with precision by this man.

A true gent, an educationalist always willing to pass on his knowledge to the next generation.

BEVERLEY JONES (sponsored by Craig Melia & Darren Wheldon) BEVERLEY was gifted with a superbly powerful singing voice.

A voice that saw her being signed to the iconic record label HMV and releasing three classic singles in the early 60s and one on Parophone with The Prestons - becoming the first female artist from Coventry to release a single.

Our Bev passed away last year, but her legacy lives on in her family and in her superbly powerful music.

THE SORROWS (sponsored by Pete Clemons) THE first Coventry band to make a mark in the 60s, The Sorrows played their own unique blend of R & B music, dynamic vocals meeting classy riffs resulting in the birth of Freakbeat music.

Fronted by Don Fardon, the band hit the charts in 1965 with the brooding 'Take A Heart'. Since then many local bands have followed them into the charts, but none of them have done it quite like The Sorrows.

DAVE SWARBRICK (sponsored by Joshua James Pilling) FOLK king pin Ashley Hutchings described this man as 'the most influential fiddle player bar none', and there can be no doubting that he is a true legend of the music scene.

He was a core member of Fairport Convention, a Gold Badge Of Merit winner awarded by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, and once wrongly had his own obituary in The Daily Telegraph.

You can call him Swarb, Dave or David, whatever title he remains the finest folk fiddler ever to walk this earth and Coventry is proud to have him as a resident.

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Date:Feb 21, 2013
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