Friday, February 21, 2014

John Malveaux: 'William Grant Still...a prolific writer/arranger for television and film in addition to classical...does not have a STAR' on Walk of Fame

John Malveaux of writes:

I received the following announcement: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that musician Ray Parker Jr. will be honored with the 2,518th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. “We have amazing musicians on the Walk of Fame and adding Ray Parker Jr. to our famous Walk of Fame is the icing on the cake,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO. “His star will be next to fellow musical greats Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and The Funk Brothers!” 
I plan to attend the dedication as I have enjoyed and respected the music of Ray Parker Jr.. I am also considering, as best I know, only Marian Anderson has a Hollywood Walk of Fame STAR in the classical genre. William Grant Still was a resident of Los Angeles and a prolific writer/arranger for television and film in addition to classical, opera, ballet, children's recordings, and much more but does not have a STAR.
John Malveaux

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