Broad Street Walk of Stars Birmingham

The Broad Street Walk of Stars started in 2007 with the unveiling of the Star of Ozzy Osbourne. Other recipients included Jasper Carrott, Murray Walker, Frank Skinner, Julie Walters and more.


The Broad Street Walk of Stars is Birmingham's very own Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the Westside BID. Starting in 2007. These stars were dotted up and down the pavement on Broad Street (at least until the Westside Metro extension was being built). In 2020 and 2021 the Midland Metro Alliance was resurfacing the pavement, and the stars are now probably in storage.

Broad Street Walk of StarsBroad Street Walk of Stars at the Five Ways Complex (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There used to be a map outside of The Brasshouse on a lamppost, towards The Crown (Reflex The 80's Bar). This is no longer here. Over the years, some of the stars had to be relocated, such as when Arena Central started.

Broad Street Walk of StarsMap of the then locations of the Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Ozzy Osbourne

Inducted on the 6th July 2007. Ozzy was a founder member of Black Sabbath and a solo artist. Later his star was in front of the Black Sabbath Bench.

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne, Broad Street Walk of Stars (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Jasper Carrott

Inducted on the 15th September 2007. Jasper was a comedian, actor and television presenter.

Jasper CarrottJasper Carrott, Broad Street Walk of Stars (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Noddy Holder

Inducted on the 9th December 2007. Noddy was a musician and a member of Slade.  Most famous for the song Merry Xmas Everybody.

Noddy HolderNoddy Holder, Broad Street Walk of Stars (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Murray Walker

Inducted on the 28th June 2008. Murray was a sports commentator. Known for his Formula One coverage. He passed away in March 2021 (aged 97). "It's go, go. go, for the British Grand Prix!"

Murray WalkerMurray Walker, Broad Street Walk of Stars (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Archers

Inducted on the 12th September 2008. The Archers is a long running soap opera, on BBC Radio 4, made in Birmingham (now based at The Mailbox).

The ArchersThe Archers, Broad Street Walk of Stars (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Norman Painting

Inducted on the 12th September 2008. Norman is an actor who voices the role of Phil Archer in The Archers.

Norman PaintingNorman Painting, Broad Street Walk of Stars (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Tony Iommi

Inducted on the 23rd November 2008. Tony was a member of Black Sabbath.

Tony IomiiTony Iommi, Broad Street Walk of Stars (December 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Aston Villa Team of '82

Inducted on the 4th May 2009. This was the Aston Villa team who won the European Cup in 1982. The same team who won the football league in 1980-81.

Aston Villa Team of '82Aston Villa Team of '82, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Tony Brown WBA

Inducted on the 17th May 2009. Tony was a professional footballer who used to play for West Bromwich Albion F.C.

Tony BrownTony Brown WBA, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Frank Skinner

Inducted on the 1st August 2009. Frank is a comedian and was a co-host of the Fantasy Football League. He co-wrote the lyrics to Three Lions with David Baddiel for Euro '96. They did a reprisal version of it for France '98. "It's comin' home it's comin', football's comin' home!".

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Gil Merrick BCFC

Inducted in September 2009. Gil was a professional footballer who used to play for Birmingham City F.C.

Gil MerrickGil Merrick BCFC, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Ray Graydon Walsall FC

Inducted during September 2009. Ray was a footballer and former manager of Walsall F.C.

Ray GraydonRay Graydon Walsall FC, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Julie Walters

Inducted on the 27th October 2009. Julie is an actress and comedian. She was a star of the Harry Potter movies. As well as appearing in the late Victoria Wood's programmes. More recently she has starred in the Paddington movies. Her star was outside of Cineworld.

Julie WaltersJulie Walters, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Gary Newbon

Inducted on the 10th December 2009. Gary was a sports reporter at ITV Sport and ITV Central. He was the main sports reporter on ITV News Central until about 2005. He had also been on Sky Sports and Talk Sport.

Gary NewbonGary Newbon, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Lenny Henry

Inducted on the 19th December 2009. Lenny is an actor and a comedian who was on TISWAS. He was later a co-founder of Comic Relief, and has hosted every Red Nose Day since it started in the '80s. He found fame in the '70s on New Faces. More recently he appeared in the opening episodes of Doctor Who series 12, which aired on BBC One in January 2020.

Lenny HenryLenny Henry, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Beverley Knight

Inducted on the 20th March 2010. Beverley is a singer. She has also performed in the theatre.

Beverley KnightBeverley Knight, Broad Street Walk of Stars (January 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Joan Armatrading

Inducted on the 4th May 2010. Joan is a singer. She is also a guitarist.

Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading, Broad Street Walk of Stars (January 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Chris Tarrant

Inducted during August 2010. Chris is a broadcaster and former host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? He co-hosted TISWAS in the '70s. He was also on Capital Radio for 20 years from 1984 to 2004. In recent years he has been making Extreme Railways programmes for Channel 5.

Chris TarrantChris Tarrant, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Inducted during September 2010. The BRB was founded in London in 1946 as the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, and relocated to Birmingham in 1990, taking the name of Birmingham Royal Ballet. They are based at the Birmingham Hippodrome in Southside.

Birmingham Royal BalletBirmingham Royal Ballet, Broad Street Walk of Stars (January 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

David Bintley

Inducted in September 2010. David is an English ballet dancer and was the artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet until 2019. A role he had since 1995, taking over from Sir Peter Wright. David was succeeded by Carlos Acosta.

David BintleyDavid Bintley, Broad Street Walk of Stars (January 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Roy Wood

Inducted during November 2010. Roy was a singer and a musician. He was a member of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Wizzard, and The Move. Most famous for the hit song "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day".

Roy WoodRoy Wood, Broad Street Walk of Stars (March 2013). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Bev Bevan

Inducted during February 2011. Bev was a singer and drummer. He was a member of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and The Move. (Bev is short for Beverley).

Bev BevanBev Bevan, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Matt Croucher GC

Inducted on the 16th June 2011. Matt is a Lance Corporal. He was awarded the George Cross in 2008. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq and is member of the Royal Marines Reserve. The star was in Centenary Square.

Matt CroucherMatt Croucher GC, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Laurie Mansfield

Inducted on the 16th June 2011. Laurie was a theatrical agent of stars such as Jim Davidson and Ken Dodd. The star was in Centenary Square.

Laurie MansfieldLaurie Mansfield, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Prof Sir Keith Porter

Inducted on the 16th June 2011. Keith was a military surgeon. The star was in Centenary Square.

Prof Sir Keith PorterProf Sir Keith Porter, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Nigel Mansell

Inducted during August 2011. Nigel was a racing driver. He was the 1992 Formula One World Champion.

Nigel MansellNigel Mansell, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Malkit Singh

Inducted during May 2012. Malkit was a musician and "King of Bhangra".

Malkit SinghMalkit Singh, Broad Street Walk of Stars (July 2013). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Harry Moseley

Inducted in August 2012. Harry was a little boy who was a fundraiser for charity. He died in October 2011 from cancer, aged 11. He inspired a charity after his name called Help Harry Help Others.

Harry MoseleyHarry Moseley, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Jaki Graham

Inducted during October 2012. Jaki is a singer. Her recording label during the 1980s was EMI. She released an album with Paul Hardcastle on Motown Records in 1993.

Jaki GrahamJaki Graham, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Ellie Simmonds

Inducted during December 2012. Ellie is a Paralympian. She has won multiple Gold medals in swimming, including at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She has also won multiple Gold medals at the World Championships.

Ellie SimmondsEllie Simmonds, Broad Street Walk of Stars (March 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

David Harewood MBE

Inducted during July 2013. David is an actor. He is famous for Homeland. He has also starred in Spooks, Robin Hood, Doctor Who, and many other roles.

David Harewood

David Harewood, Broad Street Walk of Stars (February 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Jeff Lynne

Inducted during March 2014. Jeff is a singer, composer and musician. Was a member of the Electric Light Orchestra and The Move. Songs include "All Over the World" which references Shard End, Birmingham (where he was born).

Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne, Broad Street Walk of Stars (April 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Trevor Francis

Inducted during November 2014. Trevor was a professional footballer. He played for Birmingham City F.C in the 1970s. He later managed the club from 1996 to 2001. He led them to the League Cup final in 2001 as runners up.

Trevor Francis

Trevor Francis, Broad Street Walk of Stars (May 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Ian Lavender

Inducted on the 22nd June 2015. Ian was an actor, known for playing Private Pike in Dad's Army. "Don't tell him Pike!".

Ian Lavender

Ian Lavender, Broad Street Walk of Stars (October 2016). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Dennis Amiss

Inducted on the 11th February 2016. Dennis was a cricketer. He played for England and Warwickshire. He was also the ECB Deputy Chairman.

Dennis Amiss

Dennis Amiss, Broad Street Walk of Stars (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Ann Haydon-Jones

Inducted on the 11th February 2016. Ann was a tennis player.  She was the first left handed woman to win Wimbledon, in 1969. The new Centre Court at Edgbaston Priory Club was named after her in 2013. It opened ahead of the Aegon Classic in June 2013.

Ann Haydon-JonesAnn Haydon-Jones, Broad Street Walk of Stars (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Steel Pulse

Inducted during 2016. Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band from Handsworth in Birmingham. They have been active since 1975.

Steel PulseSteel Pulse, Broad Street Walk of Stars (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Toyah Willcox

Inducted on the 11th December 2016. Toyah is a singer and actress. She was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham. She also voiced Brum and Teletubbies. She also had a star on the Kings Heath Walk of Fame, on York Road, Kings Heath (now in storage after the fire at the former Ritz Ballroom during March 2013).

Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox, Broad Street Walk of Stars (August 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

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Don Maclean

Inducted on the 11th December 2016. Don is a comedian and actor. He was in the film Carry On Columbus (released in 1992).

 

Geezer Butler

Inducted on the 3rd February 2018. Geezer was a musician and a member of Black Sabbath.

 

Jamelia

Jamelia is a singer. Known for her song "Superstar". Born in Handsworth, Birmingham.

 

UB40

UB40 is a reggae and pop band. Known for songs including "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love". As well as "I Got You Babe".

 

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath is a band. All four members are now on the Walk of Stars.

 

Bill Ward

Bill is a musician and member of Black Sabbath.

 

Warwickshire County Cricket Club's treble winning team of 1994

This is the Warwickshire team that included Brian Lara, who scored 501 not out in 1994. That year they won the County Championship, the Sunday League and the Benson & Hedges Cup.

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