Soundtrack of My Life: 1980

This is my fourth entry in a “soundtrack of my life” project — one song that is representative of each year of my life since about 1977, when I was five years old and was approximately the time when I have specific memories of music.

1980: “The Imperial March,” by John Williams

“The Empire Strikes Back” is not only by far the best of the seven Star Wars movies to hit the theatres, it’s also the source of one of my absolute favorite childhood memories. For the 3oth anniversary of Empire’s release in May, 2010, I recounted the story of my parents taking my brothers and I to see this movie in the theaters. So, from May, 2010, I give you: “2,000 Words or Less: The Empire Strikes Back.”

The Soundtrack of My Life

1977: “Yesterday When I Was Young,” by Roy Clark
1978: “Main Title” by John Williams (“Star Wars” theme)
1979: “The Gambler,” by Kenny Rogers
1980: “The Imperial March,” by John Williams

 

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