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70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 04, 2020 10:02PM
Oddball question that's been rolling around in my head for a while with no answer, so I'll post it here:

What was the mid-70s TV show with a main title theme that sounded, for the first few bars at least, very similar to the James Bond theme?

Many is the time I'd get up to go to the toilet when the show I was watching went off, from the bathroom hear what sounded like the James Bond theme playing and think "Sweet! A James Bond movie is coming on!" only to go back to the living room and find it was just _________ instead.

Whatever show it was that tricked me more than once with it's mock James Bond music was one I didn't like and wouldn't have watched on a bet, probably one of the hundred or so from that period centered around a lovable-but-gruff private eye who didn't play by the rules while wearing a lot of plaid (Mannix) or leisure suits (Kojack).

Any idea what show this might have been? I have a feeling that since I found it unforgivably hokey and formulaic back then that I'd find it hilariously so now, so I'm quite curious.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 04, 2020 10:06PM
Peter Gunn was before 1970, but it has a distinctive Mancini theme. Might it have been reruns?



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 04, 2020 10:15PM
Can you post some show themes that you have already eliminated?
This is a decent list but some of the links are broken. [cvillememories.com]



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: hal
Date: March 04, 2020 10:26PM
LOVE the theme to Peter Gunn
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 04, 2020 10:26PM
I Spy

Man from U.N.C.L.E?





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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 04, 2020 10:32PM
The Avengers?

'Mrs. Peele, we're needed'.

Secret Agent
(Danger Man in early iterations)

Mission Impossible


There were a lot of spy shows around that time, but most didn't have a really cool theme that would remind me of a Bond theme.

Loved Peter Gunn.

And T.H.E. Cat.




Ok, scratch all that.

I glossed over your paragraph about the Private Investigator.

So I offer Buddy Ebsen as Barnaby Jones.

Or Quincy.

But I don't remember what those themes sounded like at all.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.




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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: neophyte
Date: March 04, 2020 10:44PM
The Streets of San Fransisco, Malden and Douglas the younger.
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 04, 2020 10:52PM
Was it Johnny Rivers “Secret Agent Man”song?

Theme from Danger Man

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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: March 05, 2020 12:31AM
Get Smart (Don Adams #86, Barbara Feldon #99)
[www.youtube.com]
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 05, 2020 01:14AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Can you post some show themes that you have already eliminated?
This is a decent list but some of the links are broken. [cvillememories.com]

I first thought it might have been Mannix or Kojak, but definitely neither of those. Also not Streets Of San Francisco (That one I watched, though I was always hoping that Michael Douglas's character would somehow lighten up and remove the big stick from his butt) nor Quincy (never missed an episode of that one).

Harry O theme- [www.youtube.com]

Ironside theme- [www.youtube.com]

Mannix theme- [www.youtube.com]

Kojak theme- [www.youtube.com]

Streets Of San Francisco theme- [www.youtube.com]

Barnaby Jones theme- [www.youtube.com]

Cannon theme- [www.youtube.com]

Hearing all these back-to-back makes me think Quinn-Martin Productions must have said "By God we hired this horn section and we're gonna use it in every single intro we do!"

Neither Get Smart! nor Peter Gunn are it, either.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 05, 2020 01:28AM
This sounds like the James Bond Theme. Nightmare by Artie Shaw.

[m.youtube.com]
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 05, 2020 01:33AM
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Dennis S
This sounds like the James Bond Theme. Nightmare by Artie Shaw.

[m.youtube.com]

Closest so far. Was it ever used as a TV show theme?

Also I'm thinking less horns, more guitar, at least in the first few bars.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 05, 2020 02:25AM
Griff with Loren Greene and Ben Murphy?

Bronk, Jack Palance

Toma, Tony Musante

Cannon, William Conrad


There were a lot of checked sport coats in the 70s.




When a good man is hurt,
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must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: CW2V
Date: March 05, 2020 02:44AM
lets try this one:

CW2V



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 05, 2020 04:59AM
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CW2V
lets try this one:

CW2V

I tried that long before I posted the question here. My OCD gets the better of me when I try to go through those lists because the vast majority of them are very badly curated in that they'll have one or more of the following problems:

1. Multiple copies of the same theme (Why not just have the best one without also including 20 bad copies of the same exact thing in the list?).

2. Only the most popular/enduring themes that everyone knows by heart such as Hawaii Five-O but none of the obscure ones where you vaguely recall the show but can't remember the theme at all.

3. Themes of numerous shows from decades other than the 1970s, thus invalidating the main criteria for inclusion in the list to begin with.


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RAMd®d
Griff with Loren Greene and Ben Murphy?

Nope. Seriously, what was with all the horns in 70s TV themes?

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RAMd®d
Bronk, Jack Palance

Nope, but points awarded for letting a piano play before blasting away with the ubiquitous horns. That intro looked very familiar so I may have watched that one way back when.

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RAMd®d
Toma, Tony Musante

Nope, but at least plenty of guitar and oh-so-groovy clavinet to balance out the horns some.

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RAMd®d
Cannon, William Conrad

Nope.

Also not McCloud, Columbo, or Baretta.

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RAMd®d
There were a lot of checked sport coats in the 70s.

No doubt, and they weren't just checked, they were AGGRESSIVELY CHECKED... like guys back then were trying to camouflage themselves so they could hide out in a kilt shop.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 05, 2020 06:50AM
Are you sure the song wasn't Secret Agent Man?





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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 05, 2020 07:18AM
The Saint ?

Or something done by John Barry ?



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 05, 2020 07:48AM
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MrNoBody
Or something done by John Barry ?

John Barry TV themes from that time:

The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
The Adventurer (1972–1973)
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 05, 2020 09:26AM
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Thrift Store Scott
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Dennis S
This sounds like the James Bond Theme. Nightmare by Artie Shaw.

[m.youtube.com]

Closest so far. Was it ever used as a TV show theme?


Also I'm thinking less horns, more guitar, at least in the first few bars.

I don't know if it used as a TV theme.
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 05, 2020 10:02AM
Serpico
Elmer Bernstein's theme tune for the cop show Serpico, 1976-77

dunno smiley



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 05, 2020 10:38AM
The Mod Squad had one of those horn-driven themes...
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: btfc
Date: March 05, 2020 10:51AM
Here’s a good source:

[televisiontunes.com]

Nobody has mentioned “ The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

[m.youtube.com]
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 05, 2020 10:57AM
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rgG
Are you sure the song wasn't Secret Agent Man?

I'm sure. I'm a passable Johnny Rivers fan and that song is one of my favorites of his.


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MrNoBody
The Saint ?

Or something done by John Barry ?

Nope. Cool theme, though.

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DeusxMac
John Barry TV themes from that time:

The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

The Adventurer (1972–1973)

Neither of those, but now I want to check out The Persuaders. With Tony Curtis and Roger Moore in the same show I imagine the "camp" value was quite high.

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MrNoBody
Serpico
Elmer Bernstein's theme tune for the cop show Serpico, 1976-77

dunno smiley

Oh wow, I had forgotten they tried a "Serpico" TV series. Not that one, though.
Side note- I always liked Tom Atkins, the guy who co-starred on that show, and hate it that he never got a role to really put him in the limelight.


I should have posted this earlier: The theme I'm looking for sounds like this from :22 until :32-

Diamonds Are Forever - 007 Pre-Title Sequence #7 [www.youtube.com]

Or this one, also from :22 until :32-

Thunderball - 007 Pre-Title Sequence #4 [www.youtube.com]


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btfc
Here’s a good source:

[televisiontunes.com]

Thanks, I'll check it out.

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btfc
Nobody has mentioned “ The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

[m.youtube.com]

Not that one. I'd have been all over that show, but for whatever reason the local stations here never played that show in reruns. I'd heard of it but had never actually seen a single episode until we got cable.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 05, 2020 12:09PM
007 Pre-Title Sequence #4

007 Pre-Title Sequence #7



The classic James Bond Theme by Billy Strange.

I don't recall any show with a theme evocative of that, and dismissed that bit of music. I was a big fan of the Bond films, and that should have stood out.

I blame it on the little gray cells.

It'll be interesting to see what show that was.




When a good man is hurt,
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Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
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We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 05, 2020 12:36PM
Speaking of The Avengers, this is a great overview and details why I was a huge fan.

[www.youtube.com]




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: rouderon
Date: March 05, 2020 12:41PM
How about start with what show you were watching right before the Bond-esque them started. Also, what network? If you can figure those two things out maybe you can find what show followed the one you did watch?
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 05, 2020 12:57PM
I love having all these links here in one place.
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 05, 2020 01:56PM
At this point...

How about this; after 40+ years, AND you were hearing it "from the bathroom", you're not now remembering the tune very well.

Possibley someone HAS already posted the answer above?
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 05, 2020 02:55PM
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rouderon
How about start with what show you were watching right before the Bond-esque them started. Also, what network? If you can figure those two things out maybe you can find what show followed the one you did watch?

In that period during "Prime Time" it was mostly CBS for variety shows (Carol Burnett, Sonny & Cher, Tony Orlando & Dawn, etc.) and Norman Lear shows (All In The Family, Maude, Good Times, etc.) with a regular foray over to ABC for The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, and the occasional Movie Of The Week.

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DeusxMac
At this point...

How about this; after 40+ years, AND you were hearing it "from the bathroom", you're not now remembering the tune very well.

Possibley someone HAS already posted the answer above?

Always a possibility, but the guitar part of the James Bond theme is fairly distinctive, especially in a sea of blaring horn fanfares.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: rouderon
Date: March 05, 2020 03:44PM
Right, those were the prime time shows on those networks during that period, but do you specifically remember the show you were watching before your bathroom break?
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: PeterB
Date: March 05, 2020 05:15PM
Hmmm, interesting that the one show I was thinking of it could be (but I'm sure it's not) is one that hasn't already been mentioned:

[www.youtube.com]




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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 05, 2020 09:13PM
Also not:

Banacek- [www.youtube.com]

Banyon- [www.youtube.com]

S.W.A.T.- [www.youtube.com]

Nor either of the four versions of Police Story- [www.youtube.com]

I think it's worth noting the Police Story themes, particularly the second one, were an obvious cut above the other horn-driven dreck that passed for cop/detective show theme songs then. The S.W.A.T. theme was pretty catchy, too.

It was also not the period cliche packed, howlingly bad theme song from Get Christie Love!, either- [www.youtube.com]



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: AllGold
Date: March 05, 2020 09:33PM
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Thrift Store Scott
I should have posted this earlier: The theme I'm looking for sounds like this from :22 until :32-

Diamonds Are Forever - 007 Pre-Title Sequence #7 [www.youtube.com]

Or this one, also from :22 until :32-

Thunderball - 007 Pre-Title Sequence #4 [www.youtube.com]

So it was a guitar riff and not horns?



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 05, 2020 10:23PM
Now I know how Sgt. Roger Murtaugh felt...





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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 05, 2020 10:25PM
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AllGold
Quote
Thrift Store Scott
I should have posted this earlier: The theme I'm looking for sounds like this from :22 until :32-

Diamonds Are Forever - 007 Pre-Title Sequence #7 [www.youtube.com]

Or this one, also from :22 until :32-

Thunderball - 007 Pre-Title Sequence #4 [www.youtube.com]

So it was a guitar riff and not horns?

Yes, exactly, which I'd think would make it stand out. Just the opening riff though, after which it would reveal itself not be James Bond after all.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: davester
Date: March 05, 2020 10:31PM
What about The Prisoner? (though that was 1966-68).



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 05, 2020 11:05PM
From the late 60s, but perhaps I Spy ???
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: PeterB
Date: March 06, 2020 12:00AM
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davester
What about The Prisoner? (though that was 1966-68).

See five posts above. grinning smiley




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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 06, 2020 03:17AM
See five posts above.


POMTL, that's exactly what I was going to post when somebody said 'nobody mentioned The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

The Police Story theme is one of my favorites, and one of the few efforts worthy of a police procedural.

As an anthology, it broke the mold of cop shows of the era. The theme was used throughout all the episodes those most were unrelated.

It was played at three different speeds for different mood/sequences, and I liked that technique a lot.

There were several shows above that I didn't post because they didn't fit TSS's 'description', and a few I posted because they weren't even close.

Of all I heard so far, PeterB's contribution of The Prisoner theme, though not, as he mentioned, meeting the criteria, still sounds the closest to a Bond-ish mood to me, though not what TSS was looking for.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 06, 2020 03:22AM
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PeterB
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davester
What about The Prisoner? (though that was 1966-68).

See five posts above. grinning smiley

Yep, not The Prisoner nor I Spy, either.

Re: The Prisoner- Ya gotta hand it to the Brits for not only designing but also embracing and, as far as I know, continuing to produce (in kit form, at least) the car most blatantly and extravagantly unsuitable for the British climate ever made, the Lotus/Caterham 7. Not only would you get soaked from above, but the cycle fenders guarantee you'd get soaked from the side as well. Sure, I've seen them fitted with a minimalist convertible top and side curtains, but I suspect those do a better job of funneling the rain into continuous streams as it enters the car than they do actually protecting the occupants from the weather.
Good on ya Britain for building a car that is a massive two-fingered salute to bad weather.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 06, 2020 10:10AM
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Good on ya Britain for building a car that is a massive two-fingered salute to bad weather.

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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: AllGold
Date: March 06, 2020 12:47PM
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So it was a guitar riff and not horns?

Yes, exactly, which I'd think would make it stand out.

It seems to me like it would be just the opposite. I think that kind of guitar was very common during that era.



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Re: 70s TV Question
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: March 06, 2020 02:33PM
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So it was a guitar riff and not horns?

Yes, exactly, which I'd think would make it stand out.

It seems to me like it would be just the opposite. I think that kind of guitar was very common during that era.

In popular music, yes certainly, but in TV show themes it seems to be surprisingly rare. Case in point, the previous entries in this thread: A blaring horn section? Take your pick, all you can carry for a nickel and here's a four-cents-off coupon to use on that. A guitar, specifically any guitar that isn't overlaid or intertwined with a blaring horn section? Much, much less common... apparently to the point of near non-existence.



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