Rawhide (western, starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood)

     (CBS Primetime, 1959 - 1966)

Teaser Signature Theme: "Rawhide Prelude Sig"

     Composer: Alice Parker (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
     2000 Publisher: EMI-April Music Inc. (ASCAP),
                     c/o EMI Music Publishing
                     of New York, NY
     Copyright Date:

Theme 1: "Rawhide Theme"

    [aka: "Rawhide Main Title Theme";
     aka: "Rawhide End Title Theme";
     This THEME is a head-scratcher -- there weren't any other
     TV series named 'Rawhide' -- yet here is a THEME credit
     for Disney composer Oliver G. Wallace and orchestrator/
     arranger Paul Van Loan; which leads us to believe this
     was probably the original network Main/End Title; or 
     it may have been a chapter title used to begin and end
     the episodes "inside" the THEME song.
     What may have happened is when the "Ballad of Palladin"
     appeared sung by Johnny Western on another CBS series,
     "Have Gun, Will Travel"; and the producers said, "We must 
     have a song like that..." which led to the replacement
     of this THEME after only a few episodes, and the sudden 
     appearance of the Dimitri Tiompkin "Rawhide" song, sung
     by Frankie Laine, which was successful in cross-promoting 
     the series, and became a signature song for Frankie Laine;
     And the rest is show business history...]

     Composers: Paul Van Loan (ASCAP) and
                Oliver G. Wallace (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the ASCAP 1978 Index of
                      Performed Compositions]
     2006 Publisher: Southern Music Publ. Co., Inc. (ASCAP),
                     c/o Peer-Southern Organization
                     of Los Angeles, CA
     Copyright Date:

Theme 2: Main & End Credits Theme:"Rawhide"

    [aka: "Rawhide Theme"; "Theme from 'Rawhide'"]

     Composers: music by Dimitri Tiompkin (ASCAP)
               [full name Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin], and
                lyrics by Ned Washington (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Erosa Music Publishing Corp. (ASCAP)
     1997 Publishers: Patti Washington Music (ASCAP),
                         c/o Bank of America NT&SA, agent for
                         Salvadore A. Duron; and
                      Volta Music Corporation (ASCAP),
                         c/o Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and
                         Largo Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     Unpublished Copyright Date: June 18, 1959; EU 581 415.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date: Jan. 27, 1987; RE-329-047.

          45rpm single: Columbia 4-41230
                        Frankie Laine (vocalist)

Closing Theme 3 [last season End Title]: "Rawhide"

    [aka vocal title: "Beyond The Sun"
     aka: "Beyond the Sun - melody in a Rawhide Sub-Theme"]
    [according to Jon Burlingame's book "TV's Biggest Hits",
     this THEME had been part of the original music package
     written for the series. It was finally used for the last 
     season, but only for the closing credits.]

     Composer: music by Russell ("Russ") Garcia (ASCAP), with
               lyrics added later by Lennie Adelson (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
     2000 Publisher: EMI-April Music Inc. (ASCAP),
                     c/o EMI Music Publishing
                     of New York, NY

    [as "Beyond The Sun"]:
     Copyright Date: April  18, 1962; EU 717 933.
    [as "Beyond The Sun"]:
     Renewal Date: Jan. 5, 1990; RE-468-618.


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