Come join the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in honoring area rock pioneers The Five Jets with a bronze star unveiling that opens to the public at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th.
The bronze star ceremony will include a reception followed by comments from members of the band, and Dixie Griffin, and then the unveiling of the bronze star, followed by a meet and greet.
The Five Jets are one of the original Shoals area rock bands, getting their start back in 1955 and playing together until 1971, and then rejoining in 2006. Consisting of friends and family, with some personnel changes over the years, the band’s career has spanned decades and includes chance encounters with rock and roll legends, an early national TV appearance, a recording of the next big dance track, and other tales that helped define early Shoals area rock and roll history.
Members of The Five Jets include Ken Lovelace, Jimmy Lovelace, Raymond Lovelace, Bob Cox, and Don Moore, with members Ed Goodwin, and Marty Morrison rotating into the group later on.
“Come by, meet The Five Jets, and hear some great stories about what the Shoals was like when rock and roll began to take over,” says Dixie Griffin, director.
The event is free and open to the public starting at 4:45 p.m., Saturday, July 14th.