Tag Archives: Henry Mancini

Successful beyond belief in his chosen trade of making soundtrack music, Henry Mancini also enjoyed good fortune (made one, too) with forays into the pop charts. When he hit, he hit big. His Theme from Peter Gunn not only sold … Continue reading

Whatever happened to love? If you think there’s not enough of it in this old world, don’t blame Barry Manilow. Born on this day in 1943, he arrived on an ethereal wave of catchy melodies and superb orchestration before learning his … Continue reading

In the spring and summer of 1964, the Blake Edwards film The Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers, became a huge hit. The farcical tale of an incompetent French detective matching wits with a suave jewel thief, The Pink Panther dropped slapstick and Sellers’s … Continue reading