Published in September 2015, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography contains the first-hand testimonies, memories, and recollections from 200 prominent individuals from Bob Crane's life. Family, friends as far back as grade school, and coworkers in radio, television (including many from Hogan's Heroes), theatre, and film have helped tell his complete story. In addition, the hard cover edition contains more than 200 rare family and professional photographs, some never before published or seen by the public until now. Discover the truth! If you think you know Bob Crane before reading this book, you don't know him at all. Author profits will be donated to various charities in Bob's memory.
Official Statement about the Re-Investigation of Bob Crane's Murder (11/23/16)
"We—my coauthors and I, members of Bob Crane's family, his friends, and his colleagues—are always hopeful that one day, the true identity of Bob's murderer will be known and justice can be served. However, this recent investigation did not reveal any groundbreaking information or provide a resolution, and the subsequent media coverage did nothing more than bring unnecessary heartache to many who knew, loved, and cared about Bob. We do not discuss or endorse any speculative theories as to who may have committed the crime. We encourage those who want to know more about Bob Crane to discover his complete and true life story in Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography. All author profits are being donated to various charities in Bob's memory."
—Carol Ford, author, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography

Friday, September 23, 2011

Theme from 'The Green Hornet'

Comic book characters are the hottest new trend these days, and The Green Hornet is no exception. This legendary character, created by George W. Trendle, Fran Striker, and James Jewell, made his radio debut in the 1930s, and has since been seen on TV and on the big screen. The latest film adaptation opened in January 2011 and starred Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz.

From 1966 to 1967, The Green Hornet television series was revived, and its theme song made the cut onto the album Bob Crane, His Drums, & Orchestra Play the Funny Side of TV. Crane thoroughly enjoyed making the album because he was able to showcase his drumming skills, and musical and creative talents. According to music producer Stu Phillips, "At the recording sessions, Bob was always 'on.' Jokes flew thick, fast, and funny. The most talented studio musicians were his audience, and Bob had them enjoying every session." (Album Liner Notes)

Theme from The Green Hornet (Bob Crane on Drums)
Bob Crane, His Drums, & Orchestra Play the Funny Side of TV
Epic Records - 1966

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