The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O Theme (1969) #4 Pop
Since I started out February with an instrumental tied to a TV show, I thought I would do a few more popular instrumental TV show themes this week.
“The show, “Hawaii Five-0″, centered on the adventures of the fictional Hawaii state police agency. Appearing on CBS from 1968 to 1980, Hawaii Five-0 was the longest running crime show on network TV, until Law & Order broke its record in 2003.”
“The popularity of the Hawaii Five-O format spawned various police dramas on all the major television networks since its debut.”
“The super popular Hawaii Five-O theme song, was composed by Morton Stevens and later covered by surf music band The Ventures. The Ventures enjoyed their greatest popularity and success in the US in the 1960s, but they have continued to perform and record up to the present. In fact On December 13, 2007, The Ventures were announced as one of the five musical acts that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2008.”
Coincidentally – the third season of the TV show Hawaii Five-0 was just released on DVD on January22, 2008. Pictured at left is the cover of the first season DVD featuring stars (l-r) James MacArthur, Gilbert Francis Lani Damian Kauhi, Cam Fong and Jack Lord.
Source and to read more great trivia about “Hawaii Five-O” television show here.
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