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Stop The Music (quiz show, hosted by Bert Parks)

    (ABC Primetime, 1949 - 1952;
     ABC Primetime, 1954 - 1956)

    [based upon the 1948 radio series that was a national sensation
     for a few years, the TV series started a year later in 1949 
     and lasted a year longer; The TV series had the same orchestra
     (Harry Salter) and the same M.C. (Bert Parks); Phil Silvers
     did a stint in 1951 as a guest host so Bert Parks could
     take a vacation; 

     Louis G. Cowan created this series with Mark Goodson producing;
     The idea combined an audience giveaway show (in the style of 
     radio's wildly popular "Pot O' Gold") with a music identification
     quiz; In 1952, the show was cancelled, so bandleader/conductor
     Harry Salter went on to create and produce a simpler musical
     quiz called "Name That Tune", which see;

     Salter also was creator/producer of "Music Bingo" which 
     aired on NBC and ABC from 1958 - 1960;

     In 1954, Salter was busy with "Name That Tune" when ABC 
     suddenly revived "Stop The Music", so Ray Bloch took over
     the orchestra in 1954, and even wrote a new THEME;
     
     The revival lasted one year on radio and two seasons on TV; 
     Bill Cullen was the host during the first season of the
     revival followed by Happy Felton the last season]


Theme 1 (1949 - 1951): "Stop The Music (the official song of the Radio Show)"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright; ASCAP title
     aka: "Stop The Music";

     For the first two TV seasons, this THEME was heard on
     both the radio and television versions of the series...]

     Composers: music by Al Goodhart (ASCAP), with
                lyric by Leni Mason (ASCAP), and
                Arthur Harry ("Art") Berman (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc. (ASCAP)
                            of New York, NY

     2001 Publisher: Bregman, Vocco & Conn, Inc. (B V C, Inc.)(ASCAP)
                        c/o W B Music Corp.
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: Jan. 3, 1949; EP 32 798.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 2 (1951 - 1952): "Stop The Music"

    [This was the third TV season THEME heard on both radio and TV]

     Composer: Sam Coslow (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: The Bourne Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: The Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Dec. 29, 1951; Eu 259 776.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 3 (1954 - 1956): "Stop The Music"

    [This was the final THEME, heard for one season on radio
     and two seasons on TV...]

     Composers: Raymond Arthur Bloch (ASCAP) and
                Robert Arthur (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Hollybrook Music (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Hollybrook Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o Wooden Bear Music
                        of Scottsdale, AZ

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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