Oral History Information
Charles Fox started his music education at an early age, finding an interest in arranging and composition. As a child he loved the opera and would go to as many shows as possible paying $2 for standing room. A chance encounter with a piano teacher led him to an experience of a lifetime studying with Nadia Boulanger in France for a year. His career shifted when he started working with Skitch Henderson who introduced him to TV and film work. At one time the top three TV shows were all theme song by Charles: Happy Days, Love Boat and Laverne and Shirley! In all he wrote over 50 television theme songs and the music for many movies including Barbarella, The Last American Hero, The Other Side of the Mountain, and Foul Play. Charles has had a robust career spanning genres and decades!