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The Inside Story Of The Ghostbusters Music Video

Mike Ryan writing at Screen Crush:

Super producer Clive Davis didn’t want his gold record-producing R&B artist Ray Parker Jr. anywhere near a song about ghosts. Parker had made a fine career of songs about, well, romancing women, and the thought of Parker romancing a specter from the afterlife didn’t really appeal to Davis’ business senses.

‘Ghostbusters’ didn’t have a music supervisor, so it was the head of the music department at Columbia Pictures at the time who introduced Ray Parker Jr. to both Reitman and the film’s co-producer, Joe Medjuck. “The head of music had trouble convincing Clive Davis, who was running Arista, to let Parker do it,” Medjuck remembers today.


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