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Bob Esty (1947–2019)

Bob Esty was born on April 20, 1947 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for Flight of the Navigator (1986), Death Wish: The Face of Death (1994) and Die Laughing (1980). He died on September 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Die Laughing Soundtrack
The Main Event Soundtrack


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[on Donna Summer's 1978 hit song "Last Dance"] I changed some of the chords and extended the 'hook' to repeat three times to finish the last phrase of the chorus. I also added a bridge to build to a climax and suggested a ballad intro à la "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and another ballad in the middle of the song building again to a high note for the last chorus ending. To our knowledge, this ... See more »


Following a stint at Baltimore City College, Esty moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1965 to study theater and music at Franklin & Marshall College.

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