Guest this weekend I’ll also mostly be listening to … TV themes first heard 50 years ago September 11, 2016Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.
Many thanks to Joe Mooney for the following:
This week fifty years ago was possibly the greatest moment in television history . September 1966 saw the premiere of Star Trek , The Monkees , Tarzan , The Green Hornet and The Time Tunnel on U.S. networks!
It would be a while of course before we got to view these gems on this side of the pond , but I’m sure the unmistakable knowledge that the world of cathode entertainment had changed forever reached our shores.
It was a busy time in the Ol’ U.S.of A – It wasn’t too long since their president had been popped, a far of land called Vietnam would soon be taking a turn for the worse, the Civil Rights movement was ramping up down South and Cold War tensions ensured the threat of nuclear annihilation or communist infiltration was never far from ones thoughts. But hey, television had just turned awesome so who cared really?
Where no man had gone before –
Too much Monkee business –
King of the swingers –
Blast from the past –
And one of the most catchy themes of all , from a show that featured a young Bruce Lee (and more recently used in ‘Kill Bill’ ) –