There was a buzz of excitement on Orewa Boulevard on the evening of Tuesday January 26, as veteran rock band Dragon came to town.
The band visited during their national tour to unveil two stars on the Walk of Fame – one for Dragon, and one for lead singer, Mark Williams, marking his solo career.
They were the first stars to be put down since Hello Sailor’s in 2012, and bring the total number of stars commemorating Kiwi entertainers to 14.
Owner of the Walk of Fame, Gary Brown, read a short history of each act before the stars were revealed. The band then played a set at Cheek & Chong.
Eight stars need to be moved so that all 14 form one long line down the Boulevard – the first three were shifted recently. Money for this work ($5500) was raised at a concert in 2019.
The stars are also being redesigned to avoid copyright issues with the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the two latest stars were made in the new design, featuring a silver fern.