Ben Burtt rediscovered the “Wilhelm Scream” sound effect. The sound is named after a character in 1953’s The Charge At Feather River.
Burtt played an Imperial officer in Return Of The Jedi, edited the Star Wars prequels and created the voice of Pixar robot WALL-E.
The first sound you hear on Ash’s aptly titled debut album, the terrific 1977, released in 1996, is a TIE fighter screeching by.
Fancy playing around with Star Wars sounds for yourself? There’s an excellent soundboard on the official site. bit.ly/starwarssound