Black Sabbath founder Tony Iommi looked humbled as he was inaugurated into Broad Street’s Walk of Stars in front of a crowd of baying fans.
The 60-year-old rocker from Aston was presented with his star by deputy lord mayor Councillor Randal Brew and thanked fans, many of whom had stood in pouring rain for hours for a glimpse of the music idol.
“Thanks ever so much for coming and for standing in this awful weather,” he said. “I just want to say that I’m proud to be a Brummie and I’m proud to say I’m from Birmingham.
“Thanks very much for this and I’m going to put it in a good place. Really, thanks very much.”
The presentation came at the end of a Christmas parade from the city centre to Brindley Place.