Springfield's Walk of Fame fears
After he did the honours, he confessed: "The first thing I thought was that I hope they got my name right so I was glad they didn't misspell it; that would have really sucked. It was very cool to see it, when I was a kid I always imagined what it would be like to see my name there."
After a career as a musician, actor and author, Rick said his new star sums up his achievements.
"This encapsulates it, I have been around for a while now so it is a sign of longevity, although someone did say it was like visiting my grave. I don't know if I will visit it often but it is nice to know it is here."
Rick has sold 25 million records and scored a Grammy for his number one smash hit Jessie's Girl but addressing the crowd before the ceremony, he said he could only dream of one day taking a place in Hollywood history.
"I used to live two blocks from here when I first moved here in 1972 from Australia and I had a lot of time in my hands so I used to walk up and down this boulevard looking for all the Australians' stars.
"Having this here now is very meaningful because that 21-year-old guy used to walk up and down here wishing his name was one day on this sidewalk, and not with a body print and 'shooting victim' beside it."