PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ceremonies were being held all day Wednesday on South Broad Street to celebrate the naming of the block between Pine and Spruce after the legendary “Sound Of Philadelphia” producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
About 400 people were on hand as the new street signs went up.
The naming ceremonies for the new “Gamble & Huff Walk” began inside Philadelphia International Records, where the two men began creating their legendary sound almost forty years ago after an accidental meeting in an elevator.
Kenneth Gamble says all artists coming out of the Sound Of Philly are being honored along with him and his partner.
“I’m just thankful, just thankful that Huff and I were able to write songs and make opportunities for many other people,” Gamble said.
And Leon Huff says it never gets old.
“You know, they named a Leon Huff Way in Camden for me, too. So this is a second coming for me, in a different form but a greater form.”
Hear the entire press conference with Gamble and Huff…
The naming ceremony is a soft launch of a two-year celebration of 40 years of the Sound Of Philadelphia.
Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060.