Living in These Star Wars


In 1977 Star Wars hit the world. George Lucas had no idea where it would take him and other creative people. Dan Whitley had never seen the movie and his friend, Dr Waite, from Las Vegas, Nevada, was doing a recording with Dan and had written a vocal parody to the Star Wars theme song that John Williams had put to the film score. Dan went to the drive-in theater with a cassette player on the speaker and recorded the entire movie not realizing that within the month he would be approached by Purdy Productions to produce Children's Comic Character Songs to go along with "Star Wars guys" which didn't even hit the shelves for that Christmas. But Lucas and 20th Century Fox sold tickets with promises for delivery by Feb. Dan's kids, now old enough to be crazy about the characters, and his team of writers took each key character and wrote child-oriented songs in tribute.