Birmingham to celebrate its musical past

Birmingham is set to pay tribute to its musical history according to plans that have been revealed over the past days.

Locals from Kings Heath have plans to create a walk of fame down York Road which will attempt to parallel Broad Street's star studded pavements. The plans have been set into motion by Mr Whittaker who wishes to pay tribute to the heyday of the 1960s when the likes of Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones played gigs at the old Ritz Ballroom.

Mr Whittaker, 68, realised how much musical history Kings Heath has and plans to set up a Hall of Memories which will feature memoirs of the residents of Kings Heath, specific to their experiences at the Ritz Ballroom. Once the idea is set into motion, it will no doubt be a gem in the Kings Heath area, strengthening its community.

In another scheme to celebrate the musical history of Birmingham, the idea of a UK wide Official Black Sabbath Day, commemorating the band in which Ozzy Osbourne shot to fame, has been discussed by Edgbaston MP, Gisela Stuart. While it should be stressed that the idea is still in its embryonic stages, there has been some positive feedback to the concept. However, it has yet to be seen whether celebrating Black Sabbath with (potentially) candied bats will win the support of the general public across the nation.

Birmingham recently hit the headlines after, somewhat surprisingly, the New York Times listed the second city as one of the top places to visit in 2012. With such plans to commemorate the musical past of the city, Birmingham is set to charm those who plan to visit in the future.

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