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John Moseley, curator at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, laughs as he holds the heavy and soon-to-be installed bronze star belonging to the Five Jets. [MATT MCKEAN/TIMESDAILY]

TUSCUMBIA — One of the Shoals' original rock bands is receiving a bronze star in the lobby of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 14.

The Five Jets got their start in 1955 and performed until 1971. The Jets went through several personnel changes and  reformed in 2006.

The band includes Ken Lovelace, Jimmy Lovelace, Bob Cox, Don Moore and Raymond Lovelace.

New members Ed Goodwin and Marty Morrison joined the band following the departure of Cox and Kenneth Lovelace.

Alabama Music Hall of Fame Director Dixie Griffin said the band’s career has spanned decades and includes chance encounters with rock 'n' roll legends and an early national TV appearance.

“Come by, meet The Five Jets, and hear some great stories about what the Shoals was like when rock 'n' roll began to take over,” Griffin said.

The event is free and open to be public beginning at 4:45 p.m. The reception includes refreshments, comments from Griffin and band members, and the unveiling of the star.


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