The Detectives / Robert Taylor's Detectives (police drama)

    (ABC Primetime, 1959 - 1961, as "The Detectives - starring Robert Taylor";
     NBC Primetime, 1961 - 1962, as "Robert Taylor's Detectives")

    [Robert Taylor played a Chief of Detectives in New York City;
     The series was a half-hour show on ABC; and expanded to an
     hour when it moved to NBC]

Theme 1 (ABC, 1959): "The Detectives (Signature)"

    [apparently this THEME by the well-known CBS composer was
     "on loan" for the ABC run of this Four-Star series; perhaps
      Mr. Taylor liked this particular cue composed by Mr. Stevens]

     Composer: Morton ("Mort") Stevens (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: April Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: EMI-April Music Co. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


Theme 2 (NBC, 1961): "The Robert Taylor Show (Theme)"

    [above is title as filed for copyright;
     ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "The Detectives March";
     aka: "Detectives 01";

     BMI title variations...
     aka: "Robert Taylor Show";

     Other title variations from LP album jackets...
     aka: "R. T. D. March";
     aka: "The Detectives Theme from 'Robert Taylor's Detectives'"

     The Internet Movie Database confirms this was the "new title"
     THEME used in 1961]

     Composer: Herschel Burke Gilbert (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: John Paul Music Co. (ASCAP)

     1991 Publisher: PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Universal Songs of Polygram International (BMI)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                        a div. of Universal Studios
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: Oct. 21, 1963; Eu 795 431.
     Renewal   Date: July 22, 1991; RE-536-744.

          LP: "Themes from the Original Soundtrack of
                     Four-Star Television Productions"
               Dot DLP-3421/25421 (1962)
               conducted by Herschel Burke Gilbert

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