July 26, 2016  

Hootie & The Blowfish to Be Immortalized With Monument

September 16, 2010 (6:28 am) GMT
The giant arty tribute for the group will be unveiled near their alma mater in South Carolina in October.

Rockers Hootie & The Blowfish are to be honoured with their own monument in South Carolina in October. The group was formed in 1986 after its members , Dean Felber, Jim Sonefeld and Mark Bryan met as freshman at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

They shot to fame with their major label debut Cracked Rear View and the album became America's best-selling disc of 1995, while it still stands as the country's 15th most popular release of all time. And now Hootie & The Blowfish will be feted in the city they formed in - a large steel and black granite piece of art will be unveiled near their alma mater on October 21.

The arty tribute will measure around 20 feet (six meters) long, 10 feet (three meters) wide and 12 feet (3.66 meters) high and comes just months short of their 25th anniversary in 2011.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Rihanna Warns Fans Not to Play Pokemon Go at Her Concert as Beyonce and Adele Face Same Issue
  2. Disney Plans 'Han Solo' Trilogy With Alden Ehrenreich
  3. Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian Fought With Their Husbands at Each Other's Wedding
  4. Karl Urban Debuts His 'Thor: Ragnarok' Look. See His Newly Shaved Head
  5. Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel Go to Couples Therapy Again. Does It Work This Time?
  6. Jeremy Renner's Ex Claims He Refuses to Pay Child Support
  7. Secretly Married? See Miley Cyrus' New Band on Her Ring Finger
  8. Meet the Ravagers From 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'