You know I'm a huge comic book fan so when I got an email from Dan Minteer, my ears perked up because he said he'd written a song in honor of Adam West, TV's Batman.

Dan has written a song as a tribute to the one and only Adam West and it made it's debut this year on Adam West's Birthday.

Here's the story behind the song that is now gracing Adam West Day in Walla Walla

The Batman song that was performed during that very first Adam West Day in Walla Walla was actually written in 1978 by Daniel Minteer as a tribute to the original Batman TV series, starring Adam West. It was then put on a shelf for thirty-nine years!  Apparently after the proper aging time, it was recorded in Walla Walla and unveiled as part of an eclectic rock album in 2017 (Calling All Aliens, by MINTEER) which was ironically released just months prior to Adam West’s death.

Walla Walla music artist Daniel Minteer commented, “He’s another great hero gone missing.  Adam West and Batman left a memorable mark on so many in so many ways.  Having grown up watching the 1960s Batman TV series and with all the musical influences from that era, it seemed only fitting given my love of music that I would later write my own rock and roll version of Batman in 1978 just after graduating from high school.  Back then I remember telling people, ‘If they ever come out with another Batman movie, I have just the song, ha ha!’ “

It's a pretty cool tribute to Adam West, who we see as the "Bright Knight" - take a listen!