The late 70’s and early 80’s were a fertile time for shows and events ‘inspired’ by the enormous success of Star Wars, and in the spirit of the whole world wanting their own piece of the GFFA, here’s a look at Halyx, a band put together at Disneyland that were directly inspired by Star Wars, half a decade before Star Tours and decades before Disney eventually bought Lucasfilm.
The impact of Star Wars on pop culture upon release cannot be underestimated. Everyone wanted a piece of the pie that was the galaxy far, far away. And no one wanted in on that Star Wars action more than Disney. But back in the early ’80s, Disney merging with Lucasfilm seemed like a pipe dream. So in 1981, when Disneyland wanted to make a “Star Wars rock band” with aliens and robots to play in Tomorrowland, they had to get a bit creative. And thus, Halyx was born.
For one brief summer, a band inspired by the sci-fi phenomenon called Halyx rocked out in front of Space Mountain. And like a shooting star, they just as quickly vanish. But now a documentary about the once-forgotten rock band and their unlikely story has emerged on YouTube. You can watch the feature-length Live From the Space Stage – A Halyx Story it in its entirety above.