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Thursday, 05 June 2008

I just found out, just this minute, that Alexander Courage died last month. He was a great composer, arranger and conductor. For me and most people he will be forever associated with the theme music for Star Trek. When I say Star Trek I mean the real Star Trek, the television series from the '60s.

The news came from the Film Music Society's website. Right below it is the news of the passing of Earle Hagen, another great composer. He wrote the theme music to I Spy, among other TV shows.

On Monday Bo Diddley died. He is one of my heroes and the reason I own a Gretsch guitar.

In other gloomy news, Pete Galub informed me last week that the inventor of the Echoplex died in April.