The musicians who performed behind Motown's biggest names are to be honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The unsung heroes of soul, collectively known as The Funk Brothers, will gather on Hollywood Boulevard on 21 March (13) to unveil the 2,493rd star next to the shining accolades honouring Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock.
Ghostbusters singer Ray Parker, Jr. will be among the celebrities honouring the musicians.
Accepting the star will be the surviving Funk Brothers Jack Ashford, Joe Messina and Eddie Willis.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.