Yes, but always remember Hal Blaine was more of record guy (usually thought to be the higher level status industry-wise) than a TV guy - though he did do all sorts of work.I think your right. Hawaii 50 too. I read somewhere that so many young drummers in the 60's-70's (including me!) thought they were stealing licks from all these different drummers but it was just Hal Blain on all those records and themes. You could go into any studio in the Hollywood area and see his name on the wall. I was amazed to see what he was on. What a special time and place!
awaii 5-O is awesome.Ah yes... Back in the days when TV shows had actual theme songs written by actual music composers. And fantastic music throughout shows like Mannix, Mission Impossible, Hawaii Five-0, The Rockford Files, etc with drummers like John Guerin, Steve Schaeffer, Joe Porcaro...
Would not have remembered the theme, but my gosh that was a funny show. Saw it in Michigan on our PBS station (I think?) back then, and I've fondly recalled the show (and Dave) since then.Not sure if this show was syndicated in other markets but in the NYC market around the time that Benny Hill was quite popular, WOR, ch9 started running Irish comedian Dave Allen's show ( Dave Allen at Large).
Very catchy theme song by Alan Hawkshaw, always liked that one.
Ok, you guys got me. I had to look it up.If I'm not mistaken, that's him on "Batman".
Same out west here, too.Would not have remembered the theme, but my gosh that was a funny show. Saw it in Michigan on our PBS station (I think?) back then, and I've fondly recalled the show (and Dave) since then.
Nice to see someone else remembering him too!
You just gave me something to search on youtube tonight. Thanks.
The bay area PBS station (KTEH) would show the older Dr. Who's M-F @6PM and the new stuff Sunday night with Red Dwarf ,Blake's 7 and the new Dr Who's.Same out west here, too.
Up here, being so close to the (Canadian) border, we had a tv station out of Bellingham that would broadcast some Canadian and some American stuff.
Walter Cronkite would come on at 6 pm, but they would show Dave Allen, Benny Hill, On The Buses, Doctor in the House and a host of other programs, in the evenings.
When Dr. Who came to the states, we would all stay up late on the weekends to watch the show.
In these days of Cable and internet TV, the individuality of a lot of stations has been lost.
Would they show Dr. Who episode-by-episode, or would they show a whole story in one showing?The bay area PBS station (KTEH) would show the older Dr. Who's M-F @6PM and the new stuff Sunday night with Red Dwarf ,Blake's 7 and the new Dr Who's.
Man they were cool.
If you are referring to the TV show - I can pretty positively say that no, Billy did no playing on it. The TV show ran from 1965-1969 and was recorded in LA - Billy spent the 1st three of those years in the Army band and much of '69 on the road with Horace Silver.Wild Wild West Billy Cobham did a lot of the drum work