Video: Tune in to Wolverhampton's musical history with music wall

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Music lovers can enjoy a cacophony of much-loved tunes from classic Slade rock hits to the soulful melodies of Beverley Knight within a special musical wall.

Hidden within the wall, located on the vacant Royal London buildings, on Princes Square, is a variety of hit tracks released by some of the most famous musicians to call the city their home.

Colourful displays of vinyl records feature QR codes, which can be read by all iphone and android phones, with many of the bright images coming from the Express & Star's archives.


A passerby need only to scan the code with their downloaded QR reader app to enjoy the array of musical talent on offer.

Once the code has been scanned, the phone automatically takes the user to the relevant music page on YouTube where they can both hear and see their favourite tracks performed.

The idea to create a wall of music was an initiative launched by the city's Business Improvement District (BID) with the project taking only around four weeks to complete. Cherry Shine, Wolverhampton BID director, said: "We have such a wealth of musical flair in this city.

"We wanted to take a vacant, iconic location in the city, to give everyone a flavour of the vast amount of fantastic music that the people of Wolverhampton have produced.

"We want to invest in the city and make it more attractive for people to come and visit and for potential buyers and business owners to come in and see the potential.

"We knew the shop was empty, but with its prominent location, we thought it would be the perfect place to celebrate the creative talents of the city."

The team will be adding to the wall, including the name and contact details of record and music shops.

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