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Stu Phillips Has New Website
Stu Phillips, noted composer and arranger whose name is synonomous with the Hollyridge Strings, has a new website. Lot's to explore about Stu's life and music. Did you know he composed the theme for "Quincy M.E." and "Battlestar Galactica" TV shows? Check it out!
Herb Alpert's "Whipped Cream Lady" now 80, living in Longview, WA and looking back
Zebra Radio Limits Broadcast Day
Due to atmospheric conditions, Zebra Radio is limiting its broadcast day.
The new hours: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Sunday
Who Was The Guitarist That Played "The Twilight Zone" Theme?
No, not Jerry Garcia who recreated the theme music in the 1985 remake, but for the original series?
The theme itself was written by Romainian composer Marius Constant and is made up of two of his compositions spliced together:
"Etrange No. 3" and "Milieu No.2"
Legendary L.A. session guitarist Howard Roberts (1929-1992) Read Mr. Roberts' story here:
Can you sing the “Gigantor” theme song? Admit it, of course you can. We all can.
On the new DVD set Fred Ladd, the series' American producer, explains how it came about.
According to Mr. Ladd, the theme song was written by Lou Singer with lyrics by Gene Raskin. The music was performed by the Radio City Music Hall Band and Chorus under the direction of Norm Beatty, a friend of Ladd's.
The song was recorded in an upstairs rehearsal room at Radio City Music Hall, early in 1964, while the band was relaxing between their normal session work. The rest is robot history. The song even earned a spot on the pop charts for a time. The original series was created by Japanese manga artist, Mitsuteru Yokoyama, who based his creation on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".
Read more about this great series here:
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Janis Hansen of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Dies
Janis Hansen whose lovely voice can be heard on "The Look of Love" and "Look Around" died on October 4 at her Sherman Oaks, CA home after suffering from myelofibrosis and acute myeloid leukemia. She was 74.
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 are regularly heard on Zebra Radio.