November 28, 2003

Did you know Phil Spector has a brass plaque of his very own on the “Walk of Fame” along the Avenue of the Arts (a/k/a Broad Street) in Philadelphia?

He does. It’s on the northeast corner of Broad and Locust Streets, putting Spector right next to Nina Simone.

I wonder what, if anything, the Philadelphia Music Alliance, which places the plaques, will do if Spector is eventually found guilty of the murder of Lana Clarkson. Does the PMA have a policy on this? Has the issue come up before?

While I’m on the subject (of plaques, not murder), perhaps someone from the PMA can explain why the plaques for Daryl Hall and John Oates were placed directly in front of the Academy of Music, the longtime home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, while Riccardo Muti is sort of pushed aside and to the corner there?


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