Thursday, 30 November 2017 08:06

Donald Fagen Salutes Henry Mancini

 

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West Aliquippa's Enrico Nicola Mancini (1924-1994), known to the world as Henry or Hank, became one of the great composers and orchestrators of the 20th Century, writing the melodies to a variety of film scores (The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Days of Wine and Roses, Experiment in Terror). Two songs from those movies became immortal: "Moon River" (from Tiffany's) and "The Days of Wine and Roses," with lyrics by the incomparable Johnny Mercer. Mancini's theme for Experiment in Terror became the longtime theme song for Channel 11's Chiller Theater.

Published in Get Rhythm