Friday, October 21, 2011

Pete Rugolo (1915-2011)

The name might not be too familiar to most of you, but any follower or fan of classic television certainly is familiar with the work of composer-arranger Pete Rugolo, who passed away earlier this week at 95.

Rugolo is best known for composing the pulsing score of Quinn Martin's seminal 60's drama, The Fugitive, but his television credits include other series, such as Thriller, Felony Squad, Family, and Run For Your Life, the latter of which is represented in the following video:

Rugolo also was a jazz musician, and produced or arranged for a number of artists, including Harry Belafonte, in addition to his own works.

Rest in peace, Pete. They have a spot for you in a recording studio in Heaven.

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