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The Steve Allen Show [#3] / Westinghouse (talk show)

    (ABC Daytime, 1962 - 1964)

    [This is the third of three series which have the same name,
     hosted by the original NBC "Tonight Show" host, Steve Allen;
     it had a ninety-minute daily talk show format, sponsored by
     Westinghouse; The other "Steve Allen Shows" were a daily 
     CBS comedy variety Show (1950 - 52), and a Sunday Night
     comedy variety show (NBC, 1956 - 60)]


Open Theme 1: "This Could Be The Start Of Something [Big]"

    [Opening THEME and composer verified by Steve Allen's office 
     in correspondence dated 1982; Allen was a pianist and prolific
     composer who wrote many of his own THEMEs; the ASCAP title
     aka: "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big";

     In an article in the "National Enquirer" 11/12/85, the
     composer described this piece as "the most commercially 
     successful song" of the over 4000 tunes he has written.

     In the same article, he also admitted he gets ideas for
     the melodies and even lyrics of songs in his sleep. He 
     said about this piece, that in 1954 he was wrestling with
     the problem of a tune needed for a TV production called 
     "The Bachelor." He went on to tell the story of its
     composition: "I wakened from my sleep having just
     dreamed the catchy melody and four or five lines of
     lyrics...I went to the piano and played the tune. The
     basic idea of it was all there in my dream, and when I
     awoke I just wrote it down and finished it off." And
     that song was "This Could Be the Start of Something."]

     Composer: Stephen Valentine ("Steve") Allen (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Rosemeadow Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Meadowlane Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       of Van Nuys, CA

     Copyright Date: Apr. 27, 1956; Eu 436 597.
     Renewal   Date: May  25, 1984; RE-209-808.

     Recordings:


Theme 2: "Leave It To Me"

    [In correspondence date 1982 with Steve Allen's office, this
     piece by Bandleader Donn Trenner was verified as the Close
     Theme at one point; Contributor Steve Owen who was a regular
     viewer who disputes this; and says this THEME was used only
     for station breaks "going in and out of commercials" (also
     known as a "bumper" THEME)]

     Composer: Donn Trenner (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Trenner Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Trenner Music Co. (ASCAP)
                       of Guilford, CT

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Close Theme 3: "I Love You Today (from the 1963 Broadway musical 'Sophie')"

    [Contributor Steve Owen who was a regular viewer said this 
     Steve Allen jazz ballad was used as the Close Theme for the
     Allen-Westinghose show, arranged as a slow calypso/cha-cha;

     It was originally part of a Broadway Musical Allen wrote;
     and was subsequently recorded by vocalists Michael Dees and 
     Marilyn Maye, among others]

     Composer: Stephen Valentine ("Steve") Allen (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Rosemeadow Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Meadowlane Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       of Van Nuys, CA

     Published Copyright Date: Feb. 25, 1963; EP 172 998.
     Published Renewal   Date: Jun. 11, 1991; RE-532-557.

     Recordings:

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