Ray Parker Jr. Gets Star On HWOF

Ray Parker Jr. Gets Star On HWOF

(Hollywood, CA) -- Singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. is now a part of Hollywood history.


Parker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. The man best known for writing and singing the theme to "Ghostbusters" said he and his friends used to walk Hollywood Boulevard hoping to find their names there someday. He says it's an honor to be placed next to the stars of other musical luminaries like The Funk Brothers, Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk.

Parker has also been a guest guitarist over the years for Stevie Wonder and Barry White, and also helped create the R&B group Raydio in the 1970s. After his acceptance speech Thursday, Parker also performed a medley of his hits for the gathered crowd, including "Ghostbusters."

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Parker says he has a history with the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Parker also performed his best-known hit "Ghostbusters" for the crowd.