Bill Haley will be one of six performers to be inducted into the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi, Texas in June 7 at 10 a.m. (the Walk is located in the 300 block of North Water Street).
Presented as part of that city's WaterStreet Market Music, Art & Surf Fest, the inductions honor musicians who have "enriched the lives of those of us in South Texas," say organizers. The Walk of Fame was established in 2004 and past inductees have included Selena, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Nesmith, and Christopher Cross.
Haley spent the last few years of his life as a resident of Harlingen, Texas, on the Texas-Mexico border, and was honored by that city several years ago.
Other inductees this year include Grammy-winner Joe Gallardo, "Queen of the Bolero" Chelo Silva, musicians Pat Grogan and Max Stalling, and rocker Reverend Horton Heat -- who several years back not only recorded a blazing version of Haley's 1952 version of "Rock the Joint" but managed to incorporate a near-perfect replication of Danny Cedrone's immortal guitar solo at nearly double the speed Cedrone played it!