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Name That Tune (musical quiz)

     (NBC Primetime, 1953 - 1954, with host Red Benson;
      CBS Primetime, 1954 - 1959, with hosts Bill Cullen
                                       and George DeWitt;
      Syndicated,  1970 - 1974, with host Richard Hayes;
      NBC Daytime, 1974 - 1975, with host Dennis James;
      Syndicated,  1974 - 1980, with host Tom Kennedy;
     this version in 1976 aka: "The $100,000 Name That Tune";
      NBC Primetime, 1977, with Tom Kennedy and Cathie Lee;
      Syndicated, 1984-, with host Jim Lange)

     [For over three decades this show created by bandleader
      Harry Salter was seen on television; It had been on
      radio since the 1940s; contestants raced across the 
      stage to ring a bell, so it was an athletic contest
      as much as a musical one...

      ...however with the entropy of tuneful memorable music
      degrading into the tuneless melodies of rock and rap...
      contestants would today have a hard time recognizing
      the melody only -- of most such songs]


Opening Theme: "Love Bird"

    [Theme title for this composition listed in Craig Pattillo's
     "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory", which mistakenly credits 
     music to Harry Salter, who was the show's creator/producer
     as well as its bandleader.
     
     Ted Fiorito, co-writer of the THEME was a famous orchestra
     leader himself; his collaborator Robert "Bobo" King wrote
     many songs for publishing companies using various aliases
     including some feminine names. Under the name "Mary Earl",
     he wrote his biggest hit "Beautiful Ohio."]

     Composers: Ted Fiorito (ASCAP) and
                Mary Earl (ASCAP) 
               [pseudonym of Robert A. "Bobo" King]

     Original Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                           of New York, NY

     1997 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]

     Composition Date: 1920

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Closing Theme: "I'm Afraid To Remember"

    [title credit appeared in Patillo, but music credit was
     erroneously made to Harry Salter, who was the show's creator/producer 
     as well as its bandleader, but who didn't write the THEME.]

     Composers: music by Irving Caesar (ASCAP) and
                lyrics by Harvey Bacal (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Arcot Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: Arcot Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o TV Gems, Inc.

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Syndicated Theme 1: "Name That Tune (Theme)"

     Composer: Bob Alberti (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP)
                       c/o Ralph Edwards Productions

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Syndicated Theme 2: "Name That Tune (Theme)"

     Composers: Tommy Oliver (ASCAP) and
                Bruce G. Belland (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Ralph Edwards Productions

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Syndicated Theme 3: "Name That Tune Opening Theme"

     Composers: Gary Edwards (ASCAP),
                Bruce G. Belland (ASCAP), and
                Stan Worth (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: Rabar Music Co. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Ralph Edwards Productions
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Syndicated Theme 4 (1984): "New $100,000 Name That Tune Sig (Theme)"

    [information provided by Dave Mackey, who mentions that
     publisher Sandy Frank was also producer of the show, and
     who provided the correct sequence of syndicated themes above, 
     corresponding to bandleaders Alberti, Oliver and Worth.
     
     Tommy Oliver also worked for Sandy Frank Productions on
     the quiz "Face The Music]

     Composer: Tommy Oliver (ASCAP)

     Original Publishers: [unknown]

     1997 Publishers: Sandy Frank Productions, Inc. (ASCAP) and
                      T & S Music (ASCAP)

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