PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A star studded event at the Filmore tonight honoring some Philadelphia greats inducted into our city's Music Walk of Fame with a plaque on Broad Street along the Avenue of the Arts. Jill Scott arrived all smiles about her honor.
"To be honored at the same time as LaBelle and Sister Sledge is just kind of insane surreal to me but at the same time this is North Philly in the building. I'm really proud of myself. I can't even pretend," said Jill Scott.
The Philadelphia Music Alliance announced that along with Scott, Sister Sledge, Patti LaBelle, McFadden and Whitehead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Soul Survivors and Ruffhouse Records will all be added to the walk of fame. And let's not forget WOGL personality Bob Pantano who was there with his stunning wife Deborah.
"40 years of Saturday Night Dance Party and here's how it ended today. A culmination and the dance party still go on," said Pantano.
Leon Huff half the genius of duo Gamble and Huff was pleased to be presenting to Pantano.
"It's like you made a statement you can be proud of and your contribution to Philadelphia music, and fantastic history," said Huff. The formal affair also had a red carpet and live music. The legendary Kenny Gamble and
WDAS’s Patty Jackson commended the honorees and the Philadelphia Music Alliance.
"You got to stick with it if you believe in yourself. You just do it. That's all," said Gamble. Jackson added, “You give people their flowers while they're alive and let them know what they brought to this city."