Monday, January 8, 2007

Mystery TV Themes: HARDY BOYS / NANCY DREW

Spotlighting the great themes from mystery/crime TV shows ...

THE HARDY BOYS / NANCY DREW MYSTERIES
Created in the 1920s, these popular mystery solving teens were updated for the 1977-79 ABC series starring Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson as brothers Joe and Frank Hardy and Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew. (In the third and final season, Drew was played by Janet Louise Johnson.)

The haunting theme is credited to both producer Glen A. Larson and composer Stu Phillips. Over the years, the duo have also worked their magic on such classic series as Quincy M.E., Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider.

As a television and film music composer, Phillips has also scored episodes of The Monkees, The Six Million Dollar Man, McCloud, The Fall Guy, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Automan. In the 1950s and '60s, Phillips conducted the Capitol Records studio orchestra Hollyridge Strings, creating easy listening versions of songs from the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Now semi-retired, Phillips has been orchestrating classical music by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew theme courtesy PamelaSueMartin.net
Official Stu Phillips site
Pamela Sue Martin :: Nancy Drew
The Unofficial Nancy Drew Home Page
The Hardy Boys Unofficial Home Page
Nancy Drew Sleuth Unofficial Website
The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Archive
Episode Guide at TV.com





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Mystery TV Themes: PETER GUNN
Mystery TV Themes: STARSKY & HUTCH
Mystery TV Themes: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
Mystery TV Themes: BONES

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