WVEL Entertainment Scope: The Isley Brothers Have Received A Walk Of Fame Star In The Gateway City

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In front of the Pageant Theatre with a crowd of 300+ people on hand late last month, celebrated music group The Isley Brothers, were inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Ronald Isley said.

“We so are glad to see all of you here. I remember being here with Chuck Berry some years ago, and I thought it was wonderful.”

He also said,

“I’ve been living here for 21 years.That lets you know I like it. I love it.”

Though the band is originally from Cincinnati, OH, the brothers have lived in St. Louis, MO since 1998.

The band, known for its iconic song “Shout” has won Grammy awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, had two songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and has been the recipient of several other awards during its over 6 decade career.

Ernie Isley said,

“The only way you get an award like this is through divine grace and the support of music lovers.”

Ronald and Ernie Isley, who were accompanied by their wives, said they were honored by the turnout, the St. Louis American & UPI reported.

Just a reminder to all St. Louisans that if you are interested to be nominated for the Walk Of Fame, one must be born or have resided in St. Louis for their formative or creative years and have had national impact on cultural heritage, go to the St. Louis Walk of Fame website at http://stlouiswalkoffame.org/nomination-criteria, to get more details.