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Anyone Remember Those TV Westerns From The 50s/60s and their opening themes?
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Posted on 03/02/2012 11:22:05 AM PST by sussex

Anyone remember those TV Westerns that dominated the screens in both the USA and UK during the 50s and 60s? They were evicted wholesale after Fred Silverman of CBS instigated his “rural purge” in 1970.

Why did CBS and the other networks close them down? Who knows, because ratings were certainly not low. The Western on page or screen always had an appeal both inside and outside the USA.

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1 posted on 03/02/2012 11:22:12 AM PST by sussex
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To: sussex

BTW you could see those CBS western on ME TV or Antenna TV or Encore western channels


2 posted on 03/02/2012 11:25:43 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: sussex

I watch some of them on Encore Westerns. My favorite - the Virginian. Percy Faith composed the theme.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 11:26:00 AM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: sussex

CHECK this out... Amazing and just lovely...

http://www.medjugorje.ws/en/videos/patricia-janeckova-angelic-singing/3


4 posted on 03/02/2012 11:30:27 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: sussex
My favorite theme from a TV western was "The High Chaparral."

The High Chapparral

5 posted on 03/02/2012 11:31:43 AM PST by BlueLancer (KOMEN PINK: The color of the water in the basin after Pilate finished washing his hands)
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To: sussex
There is no iconic American symbol that the left hates more than the cowboy. Because a cowboy embodies everything which the left hates-- decency, independence, self-reliance, values, a strong sense of virtue and justice and a willingness to stand up for all of the foregoing.

It is not a coincidence that the most cowboy state in America is also the most conservative-- Wyoming, the place where I was born.

6 posted on 03/02/2012 11:32:44 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sussex

Many of these are available for streaming or shown on Cable channels such as the Western Channel. Gunsmoke and The Rifleman were my favorites then, and still are. Bonanza was great for a time, but they would often throw in a stupid story line, like “Hoss and the Leprechauns”.

Two I miss very much and maybe they don’t fill the bill as classic TV Westerns, are Wild Wild West, and Kung Fu. Wish I could find those shows.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 11:35:38 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: sussex

Roy Rogers is on, I think every day on one of the channels I get on Dish Network. The best thing about it is at the close of every show, Roy and Dale sing “Happy Trails to You”.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 11:35:45 AM PST by yarddog
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To: sussex
Anyone Remember Those TV Westerns From The 50s/60s and their opening themes?

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9 posted on 03/02/2012 11:35:56 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: sussex

http://oldfortyfives.com/thoseoldwesterns.htm


10 posted on 03/02/2012 11:36:11 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: sussex

My favorite was theRifleman’s theme . . . awesome!


11 posted on 03/02/2012 11:36:58 AM PST by laweeks
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To: sussex

I remember the Rifleman, Rawhide, Gunsmoke and of course Bonanza.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 11:36:58 AM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: sussex

What, No Big Valley?


13 posted on 03/02/2012 11:40:41 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: sussex

Big Valley. Linda Evans was a cute one on that show.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 11:41:07 AM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: sussex

Listen to this wonderful interview of Clint Walker by Mark Levin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB_k2BC0O58&feature=related


15 posted on 03/02/2012 11:42:14 AM PST by longhorn too
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To: sussex

Remember these?

THE LONE RANGER CREED

“I believe that to have a friend,
a man must be one.

That all men are created equal
and that everyone has within himself
the power to make this a better world.

That God put the firewood there
but that every manmust gather and light it himself.

In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally
to fight when necessary for that which is right.

That a man should make the most
of what equipment he has.

That ‘This government, of the people, by the people
and for the people’shall live always.

That men should live by the rule of what is best
for the greatest number.
(This one I’m not so sure about. Could be interpreted as socialism. I don’t think the Lone Ranger meant that with his words)

That sooner or later...somewhere...somehow...
we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.

That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever.

In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.”

The Lone Ranger


16 posted on 03/02/2012 11:43:06 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: sussex

My earliest memory is riding my spring rocking horse with the Rawhide theme on the TV.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 11:44:32 AM PST by Texican72
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To: longhorn too

Sorry put the wrong link to the Mark Levin interview, put a Eric Clapton video by mistake.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 11:46:12 AM PST by longhorn too
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To: sussex

Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7ymC7ipQWk


19 posted on 03/02/2012 11:47:50 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: humblegunner

They sang the song to Bonanza once and only once.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 11:49:05 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: sussex

Johnny Yuma was a rebel, he rode through the west...
Johnny Yuma was a rebel, he rode with the best.
He was panther quick and leather tough but figured that he’d been push enough, the rebel.
Johnny Yuma...............


21 posted on 03/02/2012 11:49:46 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Sybeck1

Yes she was. But Miss Barbara Stanwick had a great little.....riding crop.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 11:51:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NavyCanDo

I was expecting the townspeople of Rock Ridge. RANDOLPH SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTT!!!!


23 posted on 03/02/2012 11:53:38 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sybeck1
Big Valley. Linda Evans was a cute one on that show.

They used to show re-runs of this in the mornings when I was little. Great opening theme music. The first season is available for free on Hulu.
24 posted on 03/02/2012 11:53:52 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: sussex

Do Zorro and the Cisco Kid count? Both have serviceable themes. I’m raising my kids on this stuff (no TV, PC only).


25 posted on 03/02/2012 11:55:27 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: sussex

Oh, don’t forget Bat Masterson.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 11:56:12 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: NavyCanDo

——That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number———

I think this was a clumsy way of saying, “the common good,” or “the General Welfare,” as it’s called in the Constitution.

Without this concept, we couldn’t justify sending men off to war. Yes, the good of society is more important than the good of the individual, because society is composed of individuals. Socialists stretch the concept beyond reason. Government exists to protect its constituent parts, the individual and the family, not to tyranize them.

Great pledge, BTW. Society was much healthier then.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 11:58:27 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Vicki

Maverick,Sugarfoot,Cheyenne,Have Gun,Will Travel


28 posted on 03/02/2012 11:59:20 AM PST by Renegade
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To: sussex
Sure, Cisco Kid, Cheyenne, Maverick, Sugarfoot, Judge Roy Bean, Wagon Train The Rebel .......
29 posted on 03/02/2012 12:00:52 PM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: sussex
F Troop was my favorite.

F - T R OO P


30 posted on 03/02/2012 12:01:53 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: sussex

I think I’ve got it right now listen to the interview of Clint Walker by Mark Levin.

http://wn.com/US_actor_Clint_Walker_Interview


31 posted on 03/02/2012 12:02:09 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: BlueLancer

Yup that was a good one. But it sounds very much like they copied this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ybCjf6ras


32 posted on 03/02/2012 12:03:00 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: longhorn too

Easy mistake. I do that all the time.


33 posted on 03/02/2012 12:04:35 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: sussex

Free western movies:
http://emol.org/movies/westerns/

BTW: Roy Rogers movies are shown on RFD TV. Trigger and Bullet are owned and shown around the country by the station.


34 posted on 03/02/2012 12:04:58 PM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is? Keep the Faith, no matter what.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Sky King, Hopalong Cassidy, and Wagon Train....just a couple more.
My brother and I had Mattell Fanner 50’s with plastic bullets that really shot and went bang with Greenie Stickum Caps. Ahhh...those were the days.


35 posted on 03/02/2012 12:05:00 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: sussex

Time for a commercial...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ximC36VDM4&feature=related


36 posted on 03/02/2012 12:07:36 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Lee'sGhost
Loved Johnny Yuma.

Also liked "Have Gun, Will Travel." My dad owned a ranch near Apache Junction, Arizona "back in the day" and one day we got a call from "Have Gun, Will Travel" show wanting to rent one of my dad's barns for a fight scene with Paladin (Richard Boone). I got to watch the filming, and when they were finished, Richard Boone gave me one of his autographed "Have Gun, Will Travel" cards.

"'Have gun, will travel' is the call of a man. A knight without armor in a savage land."

37 posted on 03/02/2012 12:08:43 PM PST by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: rickomatic; duckman; Vicki

I’m amazed the themesong of “Lawman” has not been mentioned already.


38 posted on 03/02/2012 12:09:04 PM PST by ngat
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To: sussex

Johnny Yuma was the rebel
he roamed through the west
Johnny Yuma was the rebel
he roamed through the west

he was fightin’ mad this rebel lad
he was panther quick and leather tough
and he figured he’d been pushed enough
the rebel
Johnny Yuma


39 posted on 03/02/2012 12:09:11 PM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: sussex

“The Rifleman’’ theme bore a passing similarity to “El Paso’’ IMHO.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 12:09:53 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: sussex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXlUS5-ag_g Here is a theme that stickd in your head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXlUS5-ag_g All but one man died, There at Bitter Creek, And they say he ran away ... Branded! Marked with a coward's shame. What do you do when you're branded, Will you fight for your name? He was innocent, Not a charge was true, But the world will never know ... Branded! Scorned as the one who ran. What do you do when you're branded, And you know you're a man? And wherever you go for the rest of your life You must prove ... You're a man
41 posted on 03/02/2012 12:11:04 PM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: Sybeck1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXlUS5-ag_g


42 posted on 03/02/2012 12:12:48 PM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: sussex

The theme music for “The Wild Wild West’’ was totally cool!


43 posted on 03/02/2012 12:13:07 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The white male authority figure with a gun. The ultimate liberal boogie man.


44 posted on 03/02/2012 12:14:51 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: sussex
Ballad of Paladin (Have Gun Will Travel)
45 posted on 03/02/2012 12:17:06 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Texican72

“My earliest memory is riding my spring rocking horse with the Rawhide theme on the TV.”

Frankie Lane recorded the theme song for Rawhide. That was the best by far. Frankie Lane passed away a couple of years ago. He was a great singer. You should download the song. Roll them roll them roll them.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 12:19:58 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Kirkwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKmR2tC08WE


47 posted on 03/02/2012 12:21:35 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: sussex

RAWHIDE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndInEV3CS4&feature=related


48 posted on 03/02/2012 12:28:01 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Vigilanteman
There is no iconic American symbol that the left hates more than the cowboy.

You're right. That's why Presidents Reagan and G.W. Bush were derisively called cowboys by the left.

49 posted on 03/02/2012 12:34:34 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: wizr

Many Roy Rogers and other western actors are shown on Netflix instant play,and you can order the dvds for home viewing also. Right now Hopalong Cassidy, which was mostly for children, but a good role model, is available on instant play Netflix. My favorite westerns of that time period were Maverick and The Lawman.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 12:36:05 PM PST by calex59
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