Ray Parker Jr. Academy Awards performance

Paul at Spook Central is constantly involved in an ongoing, personal scavenger hunt for certain Ghostbusters rarities, and he just found one of the rarest – Ray Parker Jr. performing Ghostbusters at the 57th Academy Awards ceremonies. Sadly, Parker didn’t win Best Original Song – he lost out to Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called (To Say I Love You)” – but he did get to share the stage with Dom Deluise (ask your parents). This particular Academy Awards set in stone the conventional wisdom that a comedy can never win Best Picture, as the film was overlooked in every catagory except Best Original Song and Best Visual Effects (which it also did not win.)

Head on over to Spook Central to check out the video Paul found of that singular performance!

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