What is Pink Lady
? In Japan they are remembered for a string of pop hits in the 70s, but Americans might remember them either from their disco single "Kiss In The Dark
" or from an attempt to sell them to the US market in 1980 via a short-lived NBC variety show Pink Lady & Jeff
) with comedian Jeff Altman.
). The show featured their Japanese hits, UFO
(a bit more rock and roll
), and SOS
along with US hits like Boogie Wonderland
, McArthur Park
and the occasional guest star.
) Also, Roy Orbison
Sadly, the show failed to break out and the two returned to Japan for a series of farewell concerts and retrospectives. Much, much more available at this charmingly retro, utterly exhaustive fan site devoted to them.
Or just read the recaps. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 11, 2011 -
I found a site with hundreds of old TV theme songs.
It’s not much to look at, and the audio ain’t the best, but it’s free (and apparently maintained by a patriotic american, thank you, sir). Spending some hours there reminded me that composers and musicians used to take the craft seriously. You can find just about anything. Good? The Avengers
, Barney Miller
, Green Hornet
, Hawaii Five-O
, Rockford Files
, Room 222
. Feelgood? The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
. Cheese? Dynasty
, Three’s Company
. 80s schlock? Hardcastle & McCormick
. Check out the mess that is the theme for The Bionic Woman
. Did you remember that Jose Feliciano did Chico and the Man
? I bet you didn't know...well...WTF: The Associates
. I wondered where the tradition went, but, then, after MTV, I guess all the media became one and ‘TV’ ‘Theme’ ‘Music’ became something like this
. My favorite theme? I had to go elsewhere to find it: it’s my own
posted by toma
on Aug 12, 2006 -