Television

Jeri Palumbo grew up in a very musical family. Like many of her relatives she is a multi-instrumentalist. She developed strong orchestration skills and played in a number of bands ranging from classical to rock. When she was hired as a music arranger on an indie record, she was introduced to the...
Rick Peale is the Sales Manager for Saied Music in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began working for the company in 1991 and managed a store outside of Tulsa before moving to the main branch and running the combo department. His rich background in music served as the perfect foundation for his position in the...
Wally Pikal may have been the only music retailers who played on the Johnny Carson Show!  Wally opened his store, Wally Pikal Music, in Hutchinson, Minnesota in 1964.  Up to that time he had been a sought-after bandleader and trumpeter in and around the Midwest.  One of his tricks, that got the...
Bill Pitman was a first call studio musician in Los Angles who played on a string of hit records and award winning motion pictures. As a member of the Wrecking Crew he played on the Beach Boy's Pet Sounds album as well as hundreds of top 40 hits beginning in the late 1950s. Bill's ukulele can be...
Mike Post wrote many hit television theme songs including "Law & Order," "Hill Street Blues," and the "Rockford Files."  His theme for the show "Greatest American Hero" was also a number one hit song on the Billboard charts.  Behind this amazing list of accomplishments is a rock and roll...
Specs Powell played jazz drums during the hey-day of 52nd Street in New York City. He worked hard -- sometimes four gigs a night -- playing behind such legends as Billie Holiday, John Kirby and Red Norvo. Specs was active in the V-Disc recordings to boost the troops’ morale during World War II and...
Suzi Quatro was six years old when she saw Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show and had what she calls her “lightbulb moment,” knowing that was what she was going to do with her life. She started playing bass at 14 when her sisters formed an all-female garage band called The Pleasure...
Bruce Rowland is the skillful film composer who scored the music for the movie "The Man from Snowy River." He was still a teenager when he was playing piano to big bands and jazz groups around Melbourne, Australia. He became the musical director for several children's TV programs including "The...
Dan Sawyer enjoyed writing music for television.  He is able to pull together his background as a musician and take advance of technology to record what he feels the program needs.  Background music is fascinating to Dan as he knows how important it is to telling the story.  These writing jobs led...
Lalo Schifrin composed "Mission Impossible" for television and "Dirty Harry" for the movies (among others) and yet what seems to have brought him the most personal joy was his work and friendship with Dizzy Gillespie!  During his childhood and music education in college, Lalo was a big jazz fan so...

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