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Bob Esty (1947–2019)

Bob Esty was born on April 20, 1947 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Malcolm Esty II. He died on September 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Main Event Soundtrack
Roller Boogie Composer


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 2018 Lorraine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 September 2018 (2018) ... (writer: "Take Me Home" - uncredited)
 2013 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Snatch Game (2013) ... (writer: "Take Me Home")
 2013 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Snatch Game (2013) ... (writer: "Take Me Home")
 2004 Dog Gone Love (writer: "Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me)")
 2003 Watch My Lips (Video) (writer: "Take Me Home" - as Esty)
 1994 Death Wish V: The Face of Death (lyrics: "OBSESSION", "LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT", "SOME LIKE IT HOT") / (music: "OBSESSION", "LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT") / (performer: "SOME LIKE IT HOT") / (producer: "OBSESSION", "LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT", "SOME LIKE IT HOT")
 1990 The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge (TV Special) (writer: "Chicos y Chicas")
 1989 The House of Usher (writer: "Obsession")
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie) (writer: "Magic, It's All Up To You")
 1988 Assault of the Killer Bimbos (writer: "Mister Right")
 1988 Salsa (writer: "Chicos y Chicas")
 1988 You Can't Hurry Love (writer: "OBSESSION")
 1988 Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (writer: "Feel's Right")
 1986 Flight of the Navigator (performer: "Lovefire") / (producer: "Lovefire") / (writer: "Lovefire")
 1985 Basic Training (lyrics: "WW III") / (music: "WW III") / (producer: "Move On Up", "It Must Be the Night")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- Reunions (1982) ... (lyrics: "Hope") / (music: "Hope")
 1980 Blue Jeans (TV Movie) (performer: "Blue Jeans Song") / (writer: "Blue Jeans Song")
 1980 Die Laughing (arranger: "All I Want is Love") / (producer: "All I Want is Love")
 1979 Getting in Shape for the Main Event (TV Short documentary) ("Fight")
 1979 Roller Boogie (as Esty, "Hell on Wheels", "Night Dancer", "The Roller Boogie", "Summer Love", "Top Jammer", "All for One, One for All", "We Got the Power", "Elektronix", "Cunga", "Takin' My Life in My Own Hands", "Rollin' Up a Storm (The Eye of the Hurricane)", "Evil Man", "Love Fire") / (performer: "The Roller Boogie", "Summer Love", "Cunga", "Rollin' Up a Storm (The Eye of the Hurricane)", "Love Fire", "Lord Is It Mine")
 1979 The Main Event (arranger: "The Main Event", "Fight") / (performer: "The Main Event", "Fight") / (producer: "The Main Event", "Fight") / (writer: "Fight")
 1979 Cher... and Other Fantasies (TV Movie) (writer: "Take Me Home")
 1978 Thank God It's Friday (producer: "Disco Queen", "Trapped in a Stairway", "Do You Want the Real Thing") / (writer: "Trapped in a Stairway", "Do You Want the Real Thing")
Show Show Composer (9 credits)
Show Show Music department (7 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Personal Quote:

[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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