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Nominate music legends for Blue Plaques

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BBC Local Radio stations are calling on listeners to nominate iconic locations or music legends for Blue Plaques.

The call for submissions is part of BBC Music Day which takes place Friday 9 June. The aim of the day is to unite communities across different generations via the power of music.

According to the BBC, up to 40 plaques will be unveiled on the day to celebrate innovative and influential musicians.

Bob Shennan, director of Radio and Music, said: ‘BBC Music Day is a unique opportunity for people to celebrate music and musical talent, whether attending one of the many events taking place or tuning in at home.

‘A Blue Plaque is an instantly recognisable symbol of a culturally historic building, and I’m delighted that BBC Music Day in partnership with BBC Local Radio will encourage listeners to nominate their favourite local sites.’

The full BBC Music Day 2017 activity across England, Channel Islands, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will be announced in April.

Listeners should contact their BBC Local Radio station via email or social media (Twitter or Facebook), or to localmusiclegends@bbc.co.uk. People can also share their suggestions on social media using #localmusiclegends. Nominations close at midnight Sunday 26 February.

All nominations will then go forward to a local committee made up of representatives from each BBC Local Radio Station and from the music industry. The local committee will put forward their suggestions to a national committee who will make the final decision.

 

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