Song of the Day: Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, “Peter Gunn”

Trumpeter, songwriter, and bandleader Ray Anthony turns 99 today. Henry Mancini wrote the theme for the TV show Peter Gunn and arranged it for Ray and his orchestra in 1959. The single reached #8 on the Hot 100 and #12 on the R&B chart that year.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Ray Anthony & His Orchestra, “Peter Gunn”

  1. Great show for good music. I also loved ‘Brothers Go To Mothers’ among other songs Mancini composed for the show.. And I remember taking my soon to be wife to a dance headlined by Ray Anthony and his orchestra. Thanks for bringing back good memories, John.


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