On April 18th, 2007 the Phelps
Brothers joined other legendary performers: Pearl Bailey, Bruce Hornsby, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Vincent, Ruth Brown, Charlie
Byrd and others in downtown Norfolk's Legends of Music Walk of Fame. A bronz
star was placed in the sidewalk on Granby Street to
honor the three brothers from South Norfolk, Virginia
and the contributions they made to the local, national, and universal music scene.
This year's inductees
ran the gamut of musical types from: Classical, to Beach Music, to Big Band, to Rock,
to Countrty & Western. Inducted along with the Phelps Brothers was JoAnn Falletta, General Norman Johnson, Pat
Curtis & Clarence Clemons.
The "Fab 5" performed
at a concert held that evening. A film clip from 1936 of the Phelps Brothers
performing as the Six Bar Cowboys with Ray Whitley and Tex Ritter was shown, followed
by a medley of Phelps Brother tunes by Ed & Bobbie Beard & the Virginia Rounders.