Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant inducted into the Music Walk of Fame

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The organisers of north London’s prestigious Music Walk of Fame have paid tribute to the success of musical icon Eddy Grant.

Born Edmond Montague Grant in Plaisance, Guyana, the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has lent his voice and skill to music for more than five decades.

Grant is probably best known for his homage to Brixton, Electric Avenue, but other songs from his varied back catalogue include the funky Walking on Sunshine, the perversely danceable I Don’t Wanna Dance and an anti-apartheid anthem, Gimme Hope Jo’anna. He also produced his own version of Blue Boy’s Soca Baptist. His 2017 album Plaisance was well received and showed that his creative talent remains undimmed.

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The singer used his Facebook page to invite his friends and fans to the induction on 7 September. The event at the Forge, Camden, coincided with the inaugural week-long Camden Music Festival. Camden has been Grant’s home since he left Guyana at the age of 12.

Soca News pays tribute to Eddy Grant and his outstanding contributions to the world of music.

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