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The O'Jays, The Hooters To Join Philly's Walk Of Fame

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The Philadelphia Music Alliance announced on Wednesday that seven musicians will be added to Philadelphia's Walk of Fame this fall.

The class of 2019 honorees include the classical music company The Philadelphia Orchestra, legendary R&B group the O'Jays, disco star Evelyn King, Philly rock band the Hooters, DJ Pierre Robert, Universal Music Publishing Group CEO Jody Gerson and late Philadelphia socialite and philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton.

Hamilton has donated over $47 million to a diverse group of organizations, said PMA chairman Alan Rubens.

"This year's honorees class is filled with legends from especially diverse backgrounds, allowing us to once again display the variety of this city's phenomenal music genres — from classical to rock to Philly soul — as well as honoring one of the music industry's most respected and accomplished executives, and a beloved philanthropist whose contributions to music education in our city is without peer," Rubens said in a statement.

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