Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Whistle Is Your Work

88-year-old Earle Hagen died on Memorial Day.

Hagen's name may not be well known, but he's responsible for the theme songs of many of TV's biggest shows, including two of the best sitcoms of the 1960s, The Andy Griffith Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Dukes of Hazzard which ran from 1979 to 1985.

In case you were unaware, Hagen was the whistler on the Griffith Show theme. Did you think it was Ronny Howard or Otis The Drunk?

Jeff over at AM, Then FM has a more detailed tribute to Hagen. Check it out.