"HASENPFEFFER INCORPORATED...DIDDLY-DIDDLY-DAH-DAH! WE'RE GONNA DO IT..." @ 2 November 2010 09:48 PM
The theme songs to Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, Love American Style, The Bugaloos, ABC Wide World of Sports, The Love Boat and many more, all icons of 70's TV, were composed by Charles Fox, who also composed hits like "I've Got a Name," "Ready to Take a Chance Again" and "Killing Me Softly with His Song."
Killing Me Softly is the name of his new memoir. You can hear him interviewed by author Ed Robertson on TV Confidential, which will be repeated three times at day througout the week on shokusradio.com. Next week, you can download the two-hour program as a podcast on iTunes or on the TV Confidential website.
Some cool things I learned: Fox chose Cyndi Grecco to sing "Making Our Dreams Come True" after hearing her perform during a day at Magic Mountain with his kids. And he has donated the prop 45 rpm record that was in the jukebox at the beginning of early Happy Days episodes to the Smithsonian, which also displays Fonzie's jacket.
My personal favorite Charles Fox score is the magnificently groovy and glorious soundtrack to the movie version of Pufnstuf.
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