Needless to say, there were only a few Meco Star Wars advertising posters made anywhere in the world. For those who may not know how important this Meco song was to the early success of Star Wars read this brief history.As we all know, a big part of the success of "Star Wars" came from the music. John Williams' score was the one element in the film to surpass George Lucas's expectations. Even though Williams had recently won an oscar for "Jaws" in 1976, the Academy could not deny him another award for Star Wars. Bill Murray even put words to it on Saturday Night Live. By mid-August, the main title theme zoomed to the top 10 most popular song in the country, a good time for young record producer Meco Monardo to release his new funkadelic disco version of the song. It was an immediate hit and quickly surpassed the orchestral version's #10 spot.
Muhammad Ali, legendary human being and boxing champion, was also caught up in the "Star Wars" craze. Ali used the song to introduce himself before his fight with Ernie Shavers, on September 29, 1977. Heavily influenced by the movie "Rocky, " Ali became the first actual heavyweight to proceed down to the ring with music and fanfare. Just like the Apollo Creed character in "Rocky, " Ali won only by the judges' decision. The big winner was Meco.Two days after the fight, the song went to #1. The dance hit finished the year up at the #9 spot on Billboard's top 40 singles chart, outselling other 1977 classics such as "Car Wash, " "Dancing Queen, " "Hotel California" and the theme from "Rocky, " Gonna Fly Now. The Meco song served as a vehicle for the very first "Star Wars celebration, " decades before the goofy conventions emerged.
Because of the success of this song, 20th Century-Fox and Lucasfilm hired Meco to produce the now famous 1980 "Star Wars Christmas Album, " which is notable for being Jon Bon Jovi's first record. There's no question this Star Wars Meco poster represents one of the seminal high points in the Star Wars universe. This particular poster was released by Millennium Records for promotion in Japan, but it's printed in all English. It measures 20.25x29.25.
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