Summer is coming to a close and despite cable and streaming, that still means a new fall television season.
Here for your mid-week pleasure are five groovy television themes of the past.
The Mod Squad
So groovy. Composed by Earle Hagen who also wrote the themes for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Gomer Pyle, USMC.”
This isn’t quite like those.
Written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by Rhythm Heritage.
That bass line is legendary.
Norman Gimble and Charles Fox wrote the themes to “Love, American Style” and “The Love Boat.”
Also this. So groovy.
A little Lalo Schifrin. There are go-go boots at 00:09.
Here’s the full orchestral version, which is the one I prefer.
And finally, the song every garage band used to know. Yet who knows the person that wrote it.
His name is Morton Stevens.
See you Friday!