In this double-length episode packed with theme music, many of them presented in stereo, the broadcast histories, stars and (of course) the TV theme music of 10 iconic police and private-eye detective dramas that aired most of their respective episodes during the 1970s are explored. This survey includes the following themes:
IRONSIDE (1967-1975) [season 1 opening]
MANNIX (1967-1975) [season 2 opening] [closing]
THE MOD SQUAD (1968-1973) [opening] [closing]
HAWAII FIVE-O (1968-1980) [season 1 opening] [season 1 closing]
CANNON (1971-1975) [season 2 opening]
BARNABY JONES (1973-1980) [season 8 opening] [closing]
TOMA (1973-1974) [opening]
KOJAK (1973-1978) [opening] [closing]
THE ROCKFORD FILES (1974-1980) [season 1 opening] [season 1 closing]
DELVECCHIO (1976-1977) [opening]
Also included in this podcast are four vintage commercials, including a public service announcement for Keeping America Beautiful (with CANNON‘s William Conrad narrating), a promo for the premiere of RHYME & REASON (an ABC game show in 1975), an ad for Colgate Toothpaste, and an ad for the softer side of Sears.
Please don’t worry if I didn’t get to your favorite 1970s TV detective. I promise to include them when Part 2 of “Detectives of the 1970s” returns during the Summer of 2016.
Many, many thanks to Zerbinator for his continued support. His encouragement and expertise are very much appreciated by me. You can find all of his fun-to-listen-to podcasts here. And I’d also like especially to thank him for providing the opening and closing theme music for Tube Tunes; all of his fantastic music can be found here. And, again, thanks are in order for him for providing TUBE TUNES with the “We’ll Be Right Back” drops heard during the podcast. Thanks, Burford.
I would also like to again thank Rob “Flack” O’Hara and Sean Johnson for adding TUBE TUNES to The Throwback Network. It’s a great place to find just about any retro-themed podcast you can think of. Please check out the network here.
Finally, my thanks to Ferg of The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast. His inspiration and dedication to covering every game cartridge ever made for the Atari 2600 (I think over 1000 of them!) is what gave me the courage to begin this podcast. And his continued support and promotion of TUBE TUNES on his excellent podcast is greatly appreciated by yours truly. Please, check out his podcast, even if you’re not an Atari 2600 collector; or at least visit his website here.
Next Episode: “S01E06: Prime Time ‘Toons” (available February 29, 2016)