Sunday, July 17, 2005

Playing the walking-away music...

Joe Harnell died this week.

You may not know who he is, but if you ever watched The Incredible Hulk you'll have heard him - he it was who wrote the powerful main theme, the underscores, and also played the wistful piano music that ended each episode as David Banner headed off to a new place in search of a cure. So memorable was it that it's been featured on Family Guy and singled out during BBC2's I Love The '70s; go on, just try and block it out if you remember it.

He also did the original V miniseries and other works for TV (like the pilot for Alien Nation, though not the series), but it's the Lonely Man theme that fans'll remember him for. I was pretty sorry to hear of his leaving; another one for the passing parade.

1924-2005. Visit www.joeharnell.com for more information.

1 comment:

The Archivist said...

I'm sorry to hear about this... and even sorrier to confess that I really don't have a damn clue as to who he is.