The Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame announced it’s 2019 inductees on Wednesday. Among the seven talented artists announced were 70’s/80’s performers Evelyn Champagne King and The Ojay’s.
These Classic artists will be awarded plaques on South Broad Street joining other artists with Philadelphia ties who made an impact such as John Coltrane, Kenny Gamble and Nina Simone.
King’s most notable hit came in 1982 with the single ‘Love Come Down’ but prior to this release had a Billboard top 10 hit with ‘Shame’ in 1978. King, now 59, has 8 songs in her career to reach the Billboard hot 100.
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The OJay’s, originally from Ohio, will attend the event as honorary Philadelphians for their close ties with Philadelphia International Records. The Ojay’s have 6 Billboard Top 10’s with their 1973 hit ‘Love Train’ peaking at number one on the charts. ‘For The Love of Money’ and ‘Use Ta Be My Girl’ are a couple of their Top 10 hits.
Others being honored include The Hooters, The Philadelphia Ochestra, Disc Jockey Pierre Robert, Universal Music Group CEO Jody Gerson and Music Philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton. The official ceremony will take place at The Bellevue on October 22nd.