Beverley's one of four added to Coventry Wall of Fame

By Steve Carpenter Thursday 21 February 2013 Updated: 26/02 15:00

Latest News

Buy photos » Beverley Jones was gifted with a superbly powerful singing voice. (s)

THE FIRST female singer from the city to release a single is one of four more names being added to Coventry's Musical Wall of Fame.

Beverley Jones, who died last year, was signed to the iconic record label HMV in the early 1960s and went onto release three singles.

Also set to be added to the wall in Ball Hill on March 22 is Selector drummer Aitch Bembridge whose name will appear alongside fellow band member Pauline Black.

He is regarded as one of the finest ska drummer and was also been part of The Specials set-up as well as drumming for the legendary Desmond Dekker.

The Sorrows, one of the first Coventry bands to make their mark in the 1960s, will also be honoured as will and folk singer Dave Swarbrick.

They all join the ever-growing list of high profile people, including Hazel O’Connor, Neville Staple and Horace Panter, who have made a huge contribution to the music industry and Coventry.

The public are urged to keep nominating at

- The 2-Tone Village have once again teamed up with Paul Williams & Specialized for a fund-raising concert for Teenage Cancer Trust and for the Coventry Music Museum.

The Beat are making a very rare appearance in the city for the concert March 16 at Hush Gosford, now part of Coventry University Students' Union.

Also on the bill are ska band The Talks, local band This Modern Youth, and a variety of popular DJ's. Tickets are available from the 2-Tone Village, Ball Hill, European Mini Market, Gosford St, Skopes Menswear in West Orchards, Vinyl Destination in Coventry Market and online at

Latest News

Buy photos» Aitch Bembridge is one of the finest reggae/ska drummers in the industry. (s)

Latest News

Buy photos» Folk king Dave Swarbrick has been labelled as one of the most influential fiddle players ever. (s)

Latest News

Buy photos» The Sorrows played their own unique blend of R & B music. (s)

Share This

Regional news »

Rugby Observer
Harborough Magna man still missing after Nepal quake

A BUDDHIST monk from the borough is one of 90 ...

Solihull Observer
Feedback on Touchwood plan positive

PLANS to extend Touchwood have been well received - with ...

Leamington Observer
Residents wage war on litter louts

FED-UP residents in Lillington are waging war on litter louts ...

Redditch Standard
Unite and march to save the Alex say campaigners

THE tragic death of a patient left on a trolley ...