Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (fantasy travelogue, narrated by Robin Leach)

     (Syndicated, 1984;
      Syndicated, 1994)
    [A mid-80's celebrity & wealth-worship series produced and 
     narrated by Australian host Robin Leach. Appropriate and sucessful 
     for the "greed-is-good" decade of the 1980s, the show was a kind of 
     dream getaway for viewers to see how the "rich and famous" presumably 
     live -- presented in a fantasy-travelogue style. Of course, we don't 
     actually get to see how the "rich and famous" deal in their lifestyle 
     with marital problems, substance abuse, scandals, paparazzi, tabloid 
     expose's, etc -- only the perks of a rich lifestyle were revealed on TV.

     The show opened with a memorable THEME tune, arranged as an orchestral 
     instrumental in a disco style, which had been the rage in the mid 1970s, 
     and inspired the "The Love Boat" theme as well.

     But the melody actually originated in a Love Theme for the George Peppard
     movie "Five Days From Home" (1979) with composer credit for the movie
     given to film/pop arranger/composer Bill Conti who had written the 
     hit theme tune from the film "Rocky";

     Five years later "Five Days From Home" became the signature "(Sig)" 
     theme for the "Lifestyles..." TV series under the new title "Robin Bound" 
     no-doubt alluding to producer/host Robin Leach on his quest of fame and
     Under this title, it is credited to both composer Bill Conti and a
     New York jingle writer named Michael Karp. Possibly Michael Karp 
     contributed the disco arrangement for the THEME on TV; 

     The melody also had a lyric written by Norman Gimbel under the vocal title
     "Come With Me Now" which had been written for the movie in 1979;

     Then in 1987 a second THEME song for the TV show was commissioned. Its
     title came from a line host Leach often closed the show with -- in which
     he hoped his viewers would all have "champagne wishes and caviar dreams..."
     This THEME was first heard on the air in 1988.

     Vocalist Dionne Warwick recorded the second theme song and was given 
     co-writer credit for this theme as well...

     After the first version of the series ended, it was again resurrected
     in 1994 as 'Lifestyles' with co-hosts Robin Leach and Shari Belafonte]

Theme 1 (1984 - 1988): "Come With Me Now"

    [aka: Love Theme from "Five Days From Home";
     aka: "Robin Bound (Sig)";
     aka: "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Theme";
     vocal title: "Come With Me Now" with BMI publishers]

     Composers: William ("Bill") Conti, Jr. (ASCAP),
                Michael Karp (ASCAP) and
                lyric by Norman Gimbel (BMI)

     1978 Publishers: Long Rifle Music Co. (BMI)
                      Nitrogen Music Company (BMI)
                        c/o Generation Music Inc.; and
                      Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
                        div. of Six Continents Music Pub.
                        c/o Warner-Chappell.

     2005 Publishers: Michael Karp Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY;
                      Long Rifle Music Co. (BMI)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA;
                      Nitrogen Music Company (BMI)
                        c/o Generation Music Inc.
                        of Beverly Hills, CA; and
                      Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
                        div. of Six Continents Music Pub.
                        c/o Warner-Chappell
                        of Los Angeles, CA
     Unpublished Copyright Date: June 6, 1978; PAu 24-871.

     Published Copyright Date: Oct. 29, 1979; PA 52-935.


Theme 2 (1988 - ): "Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams"

     Composers: Albert Louis Hammond (ASCAP),
                     Carol Connors (ASCAP), and
                     Dionne Warwick (BMI)

     1978 Publishers: 

     2005 Publishers: Music of Windswept/Evan Meadow (ASCAP)
                         c/o Albert Hammond Enterprises, Inc.
                         of Beverly Hills, CA;
                      Great Z's Music Co. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Universal MCA Music Pub.
                         div. of Universal Studios, Inc.; and
                      David and Damon Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
                         of Beverly Hills, CA
     Creation Date: 1987
     Date of Publication: Sep. 23, 1988.

     Copyright Date: Aug. 10, 1990; PA-496-304.
     Renewal   Date:


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