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JAZZ LEGEND GETS POSTHUMOUS ACCOLADE

JAZZ LEGEND GETS POSTHUMOUS ACCOLADE

Yesterday (Sep 28) saw Miles Davis inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk, for his significant contribution to music with landmarks albums such as Kind Of Blue, On The Corner and Bitches Brew.

His son Erin Davis was at the induction to accept the special award.

Former RockWalk inductee, celebrated guitar wizard Carlos Santana, said of Davis’ recognition, “He represents the very best that the human mind, soul, and spirit have ever conceived.”

Previous inductees have included Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder and B.B. King.


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