And he lived up to his reputation at a packed Q&A with fans by giving a glimpse into the quirky mind of Murray.
“[Dan] wrote the original treatment for him and Belushi,” Murray recalled, adding, “But John passed away.
[Dan] had to look for someone, and I was in the neighborhood,” he joked.
Murray said that when he saw Ivan Reitman’s early cut of “Ghostbusters,” he knew it was a hit.
He recalled that the night before the festival, he got into a taxi in Oakland and ended up driving the cab driver around.
“I said, ‘When do you practice?’ He said, ‘I drive 14 hours a day.’ ” Murray then asked him, “Well, where’s your sax?”
He [wound up] playing in what some would call a sketchy, weird place in Oakland at 2:15 in the morning. »