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Love Of Life (soap opera)

     (CBS Daytime, 1951 - 1980)

     [the second daily TV soap opera, following "Search For Tomorrow"
      which preceded "Love Of Life" by three weeks. It was created by
      John Hess who later sold the show to CBS, Inc.]

     [Some theme information after 1965 courtesy Soap Opera music expert
      David R. Jackson, who has several screen shots of the various
      "Love Of Life" openings over the years on his web page
      at http://lavender.fortunecity.com/indemnity/439/lol.html]


Theme 1 (1951 - 1967): "Love Of Life"

    [Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "It Seems To Me
     I've Heard That Theme Before" July 28, 1956, pp. 12-13]
     
     Composer: John Marion Gart (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: Emil Ascher, Inc. (ASCAP),
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 2 (1967 - 1973): "And Then It Happened"

    [after 1970, the Main Title may have included
     the Sub-Theme "Waiting" below, whose copyright
     filing number is only one number different,
     indicating they were filed together.]

     Composer: Charles F. Paul (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Dore Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: Dore Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: July 24, 1970; Eu 195 866. 
     Recordings:


Sub-Theme 3 (1970 - 1973): "Waiting"

    [this may have been also used as a mid-program 
     break theme as well as incorporated as a "B"
     theme into the Main Title above, whose copyright
     filing number is only one number different,
     indicating they were filed together.]

     Composer: Charles F. Paul (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Dore Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: Dore Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: July 24, 1970; Eu 195 865.
     Recordings:


Theme 4 (1973 - 1974): "Love of Life Theme (and Cues)"

     Composer: Edward ("Eddie") Layton (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     1999 Publisher: Aspenfair Music (ASCAP)
                         c/o CBS, Inc.
                         of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Recordings:


Theme 5 (1974 - 1977): "The Life That You Live"

     [aka: "The Life That You Love"]

     Composer: Carey B. Gold (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP Index of Performed
                      Compositions, 1978]

     2001 Publisher: [not listed in ASCAP Repertoire Database
                      nor listed the BMI Repertoire Database]

     Copyright Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 6 (1977): "Love of Life Theme"

    [the title as filed for copyright was:
    "Love of Life: Theme (Piano)" which might indicate
     it was a commissioned piano arrangement of a theme.
     
     No author was listed in the copyright, just the
     publisher who presumably commissioned it...

     Since it was filed for copyright in the same year
     as the Hagood Hardy THEME and he was a pianist, it
     suggests this may be the same as Theme #7 below,
     although that is a BMI composition. But April Music
     originated as the ASCAP CBS Publisher, and Blackwood
     originated as the BMI CBS Publisher, before both
     were sold to EMI. So it's possible that this is
     the same.]

     Composer: *under investigation*

     1978 Publisher: April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: Aspenfair Music (ASCAP)
                         c/o CBS, Inc.
                         of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: November 7, 1977; Eu 839 298.
     Recordings:


Theme 7 (1977 - 1980): "Love of Life"

     Composer: Hagood Hardy (BMI)

     Orig. Publishers: Hagood Hardy Music (BMI), and
                       Blackwood Music (BMI)

     1999  Publishers: Big Bay Music (BMI)
                          of New York, NY;
                       EMI-Blackwood (BMI)
                          EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                          of New York 

     Copyright Date: Dec. 7, 1977; EU 859 408.
     Recordings:


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