Woo – May the Fourth is here – happy Mt4th, AKA Star Wars Day 2023, to all who celebrate! Here’s a fun music video someone put together and it remains one of my favorite Star Wars fan creations of the past few years. Take a listen!
What’s the history of May the Fourth? Interestingly, it came from The London Evening News. According to StarWars.com – It was on May 4, 1979, that the first known instance of “May the 4th Be With You” being used to mark the earlier date took place. Britain’s new prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, happened to assume office that day, and another clever newspaper writer for The London Evening News declared in a full-page ad: “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations!”
It wasn’t just the British. “Randy Thom, who today is the director of sound design at Skywalker Sound and has been with the company for over 40 years, worked as a location sound recordist on Revenge of the Jedi (its title, of course, was later changed, and at the time of production it was known under the codename Blue Harvest) … May 4, 1982, happened to be a working day, and Thom recalled thinking of the pun on his own when contemplating the date. He shared it with others on the set, and would continue to write an annual message to the company declaring “May the 4th Be With You” for years to come.”
Yeah, I know Star Wars doesn’t love me – I’ve come to terms with that. Nonetheless, I still enjoy well-produced pieces of scifi fantasy and this is no exception. @Rhinotv123 does a good job re-mixing your music and boosting it, more power to them.