Slade frontman Noddy Holder floated up a canal in a glam rock-themed narrowboat before being inducted into Birmingham's Walk of Fame.
Noddy Holder has said he is "really chuffed" with the award
The Walsall-born star is the third Midlander to be honoured with a star on the city's Broad Street.
Ozzy Osbourne and Jasper Carrott have already been given the same privilege.
Holder, 61, joined the city's annual canal boat light parade as it travelled towards Broad Street for the induction ceremony.
He previously said he was "really chuffed" to be chosen for the award.
Earlier this year, those behind the Walk of Stars project named their 12 most-wanted celebrities.
They included comedians Lenny Henry and Frank Skinner, TV presenter Cat Deeley, pop stars Duran Duran, Jamelia, Robert Plant and UB40, racing driver Nigel Mansell, conductor Sir Simon Rattle and actress Julie Walters.
Slade's Christmas hit "Merry Xmas Everybody" was the festive number one in 1973.