The Grammy Walk of Fame
Though the Grammy Walk of Fame is located outside of the Grammy Museum, it’s a project of the Recording Academy, not the Grammy Museum.
Like the Hollywood Walk of Fame the Grammy Walk of Fame acknowledges the accomplishments of top artists. However, the Grammy Walk is limited to only those that have won awards in the top four categories of the Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
The awards in the sidewalk don’t stand out like they do on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I actually walked over them without noticing them on my way to see the walk. You have to look for them and once you see them you’ll wonder how you missed them.
The Grammy Walk of Fame starts in front of the Grammy Museum and works its way around most of LA Live and the STAPLES Center. Each year’s winners have a round bronze embossed stone with an old gramophone in the middle and the winners of each category listed.
Names you will see on the Grammy Walk of Fame include: Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett, the Beatles both as a group and individually, Frank Sinatra, Blood Sweat and Tears, Crosby Stills and Nash, Simon and Garfundle, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Carole King, Roberta Flack and Stevie Wonder to name just a few. Many recording artist appear repeatedly on the walk, having won multiple Grammys over the years.
The Grammy Museum and the start of the Grammy Walk of Fame is located at 800 W Olympic Ave. Plan on spending some time in the area. There’s a lot to see and do.
You may also find the RockWalk at the Guitar Center on Sunset Strip of interest.