Thursday, March 6, 2014

Musical Interlude: Secret Agent Man (1966)

When the British spy series, Danger Man, was revived in 1965 as an hour-long drama instead of a half-hour, the series was imported to the US by CBS, which retitled the show, Secret Agent, and commissioned a new theme song to go along with the title change. CBS had aired the original Danger Man intact a few years earlier, but for some reason felt it necessary to differentiate the two incarnations.

Johnny Rivers recorded "Secret Agent Man", which cracked the top 10 on the pop charts in 1966. The following clip was last seen on AMC's now-defunct American Pop Saturday night block a few years back, but the true origins of the video are unknown. Bluebboy uploaded the clip, and the momentary pause near the end was just a hazard in the process of transferring the clip online.

Sooner or later, we'll get around to covering Danger Man/Secret Agent......


magicdog said...

I dodon't see much of the seris, but the song everyone knows. Like The Hawaii 5-0 theme - it never gets old!

hobbyfan said...

Amen to that.

Unknown Soldier said...

they've given you a phone book
And taken away your shoe

Matthew 1
[17] So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Revelation 1
[20] The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.


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