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40 Persons in the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame:

Location:
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame
In the heart of Philadelphia, plaques; found on the Avenue of the Arts, and on Broad Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets.
Web Site:
Years Active:
Established 1986

Al Alberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Al Albertini
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Songs:In Philadelphia he hosted a Saturday afternoon talent TV show,:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Four Aces.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988 as a member of The Four Aces.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Four Aces.

Al Martino

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Cini
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Crooner.
Album:Songs:Movies:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

Bessie Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Smith
Nickname(s):
Empress of the Blues
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:with:Died of injuries in a car accident.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Blues Hall of Fame 1980.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1967.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1984.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981.

Bill Haley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Father of Rock and Roll
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader of the first rock 'n' roll band:Songs:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2005 as a member of The Comets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Comets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Bobby Rydell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Louis Ridarelli
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Movie:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

Buddy Greco

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Armando Joseph Greco
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dani Crayne by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Also pianist.
Songs:Jazz and pop.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Chubby Checker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Evans
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 8 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song "The Twist".
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.

Daryl Hall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daryl Franklin Hohl
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 16 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer, group:Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Hall & Oates for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 September 2016.

Dee Dee Sharp

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dione LaRue
Also Known As:
Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble

Brief Facts:

Backup singer to:- solo in song:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Dick Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wagstaff Clark
Nickname(s):
America's Oldest Teenager
The World's Oldest Teenager
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2000.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1991.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Television Hall of Fame 1992.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Dizzy Gillespie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Birks Gillespie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player - his trumpet had a bent tube and the bell pointed upward.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1960.
Kennedy Center Honors 1990.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1982.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1993.
National Medal of Arts 1989.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
South Carolina Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 October 1995.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey A. Townes
Also Known As:
Jazzy Jeff
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Worked with:in Philadelphia, group:R&B and Soul producer with his business, A Touch of Jazz production company.
In TV show:in role of:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
DMC Hall of Fame.

Ed McMahon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Johnny Carson on TV show:Host of TV series:TV game shows:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 20 March 1986.

Eddie Fisher

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Jack Fisher
Nickname(s):
Sonny Boy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Connie Stevens by 9 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Reynolds by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Elizabeth Taylor by 3 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV show:Movies:Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.

Eugene Ormandy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jeno Blau
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kennedy Center Honors 1982.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6926 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Fabian

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fabiano Anthony Forte
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 8 January 2002.

Frankie Avalon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Thomas Avallone
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

Gerry Mulligan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Joseph Mulligan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baritone saxophonist.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1984.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

James Darren

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ercolani
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:TV series:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Jeanette MacDonald

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jeanette Anna MacDonald
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Blossom Rock by 7 years.
wife of
Gene Raymond, until she died.
Older than Gene Raymond by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Sang:with Nelson Eddy.
Movie:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6157 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1628 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Jim Croce

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Croce
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Joan Jett

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Marie Larkin
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song:Album:Groups:Broadway musical play:Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Joe Bonsall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph S. Bonsall
Also Known As:
Cat Joe Bonsall
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Wears a moustache.
Group:Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Cajun Music Hall of Fame 1997.
Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

John Coltrane

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Coltrane
Nickname(s):
Trane
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz saxophonist.
DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1980.
Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

John Oates

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John William Oates
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Duo:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1993.
Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of Hall & Oates.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of Hall & Oates for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 2 September 2016.

Leopold Stokowski

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leopold Anthony Stokowski
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gloria Vanderbilt by 41 years.

Brief Facts:

Conductor of the orchestras:Founder of orchestra:Movie:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2003.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Marian Anderson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955.
Kennedy Center Honors 1978.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1973.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963.
National Medal of Arts 1986.
Congressional Gold Medal 1977.
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Mario Lanza

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies:Song:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Italian-American National Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars:
A star at 123 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 31 January 1998.

Mike Douglas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Delaney Dowd Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio show:TV show:Song:Disney cartoon movie:(1950) sang songs for Prince Charming - uncredited.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Molly Picon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Pyekoon

Brief Facts:

Yiddish theatre star.
Movie musical:in role of:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.

Nelson Eddy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Nelson Ackerman Eddy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Songs:Died of a stroke while performing in Miami.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 1974.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 1639 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6512 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.

Nina Simone

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Also Known As:
Dr. Nina Simone
Nickname(s):
The High Priestess of Soul
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Unusually low vocal range. Civil rights activist.
Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Patti LaBelle

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Louise Holte
Also Known As:
Patti Labelle
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards
Nickname(s):
Godmother of Soul
High Priestess of Good Vibrations
Queen Of Rock & Soul
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:TV series:Albums:Song:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 March 1993.

Pearl Bailey

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pearly Mae Bailey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Theater Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.

Peter Nero

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Nierow
Nickname(s):
Bernie
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Conductor of the Philly Pops.
Album:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Phil Spector

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Phillip Spector
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ronnie Spector by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Convicted of second degree murder of:sentenced to 19 years to life.
Bit part in movie:Famed for rock and roll recordings with what he called "a Wall of Sound" - a full set of musicians adding a stronger sound.
Composed and performed song:with group:Song:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

Richard Sterban

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Sterban
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deep bass singer.
Member group:Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Stan Getz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Gayetzby
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1986.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983.
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame.

Teddy Pendergrass

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Also Known As:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass Sr.
Nickname(s):
Teddy P
TP
Teddy Bear
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer.
Songs:Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.
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