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The People's Choice (situation comedy, starring Jackie Cooper)

     (NBC Primetime, 1955 - 1958;

Theme 1: "The Theme from 'People's Choice'"

    [above is title as filed for copyright;
     ASCAP title: "People s Choice";
     aka: "Bits of Music", according to TV Guide article
     "It Seems To Me I've Heard That Theme Before",
     July 28, 1956, pp. 12-13;
     Kosloff music credit in both TV Guide and in Patillo,
     but on the copy filed for copyright only Freed's name 
     Composers: Lou Kosloff (ASCAP), and
                Ralph Freed (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Spartan Music Co., Ltd. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Polygram International (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date: July 1, 1965; Eu 890 895.
     Renewal Date:

Theme 2 (Syndication Only): "People's Choice"

    [above is BMI Title;
     aka: "Theme No. 654" in the Capitol "Q" Series Library]

    [This THEME is a "knock-off" of the "Jack Benny TV Theme"
     which was also composed by Mahlon Merrick. This composition
     commissioned by the MUTEL Music Service of David Chudnow,
     is very close, but not identical to the melody of the Benny

     It seems to be a mixture of phrases from 2 other THEMES: the
     Jack Benny TV THEME and "Private Secretary", both Merrick if the directions were "we would really like
     something JUST LIKE your THEMEs for 'Benny' and 'Private 
     Secretary'..." and the composer took these instructions
     literally. Oh well, if it makes the client happy...:-)]

     Composer: Gene Le Grande (ASCAP/BMI)
              [pseudonym of Mahlon Legrand Merrick]

     Original Publisher of cues: [unknown]
     2001 Publisher: Palisades Music Publishing Company (BMI)
                        of Tampa, FL

     Copyright Date:

          From the MUTEL music library
               [original versions]
          78rpm reference disks in the Capitol "Q" Series library
                from Capitol Special Products
               Q-307: cut 1: Theme No. 654 - OPENING (Bright)
               Q-307: cut 2: Theme No. 654 - CLOSING (Bright)
               Q-309: cut 1: Theme No. 654 - THEME FILL (Bright)
               Q-309: cut 2: Theme No. 654 - Play On (Bright)
               Q-309: cut 3: Theme No. 654 - Play Off (Bright)

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