Ron Grainer was born in Australia and did most of his work in the UK. He wrote theme music for a number of TV shows, most famously:
Steptoe and Son
This was the basis for the 1970’s show Sanford and Son. Wilfrid Brambell, who played Paul McCartney’s grandfather in A Hard Day’s Night, played the elder Steptoe.
That Was The Week That Was (UK, 1962)
And that’s just a sample of his work. A partial list of his work in film and television is available on Wikipedia.
Ron Grainer, your Two for Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Jack Elliott graduated from the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford. He worked as a jazz pianist in New York and Paris before Judy Garland brought him to California to do arrangements for her TV show. He moved from that to being the music director for The Andy Williams Show. He co-founded and ran the American Jazz Philharmonic and created the Henry Mancini Institute, and has been music director for the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and spent 30 years as music director of the Grammy Awards. He also has scored films (Oh God!, The Jerk, Where’s Poppa?) and television shows, including writing the theme songs for these series:
Barney Miller (with Allyn Ferguson)
Charlie’s Angels (with Allyn Ferguson)
Jack Elliott, your Two for Tuesday, January 14, 2020.