Skip to comments.Anyone Remember Those TV Westerns From The 50s/60s and their opening themes?
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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BTW you could see those CBS western on ME TV or Antenna TV or Encore western channels
I watch some of them on Encore Westerns. My favorite - the Virginian. Percy Faith composed the theme.
CHECK this out... Amazing and just lovely...
It is not a coincidence that the most cowboy state in America is also the most conservative-- Wyoming, the place where I was born.
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.
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”.
Yes! Those were great!
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My favorite was Blognanza:
We excerpt a blog, 'til we finally struck Blognanza.
With a stolen video and a copied storie-o, scamming hits for free.
We got hold of some story old, Blognanza.
With a blog and a joint, I'll pimp my point, how rich can a fellow be?
My favorite was theRifleman’s theme . . . awesome!
I remember the Rifleman, Rawhide, Gunsmoke and of course Bonanza.
What, No Big Valley?
Big Valley. Linda Evans was a cute one on that show.
Listen to this wonderful interview of Clint Walker by Mark Levin.
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 Im not so sure about. Could be interpreted as socialism. I dont 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
My earliest memory is riding my spring rocking horse with the Rawhide theme on the TV.
Sorry put the wrong link to the Mark Levin interview, put a Eric Clapton video by mistake.
Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?
They sang the song to Bonanza once and only once.
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.
Yes she was. But Miss Barbara Stanwick had a great little.....riding crop.
I was expecting the townspeople of Rock Ridge. RANDOLPH SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTT!!!!
Do Zorro and the Cisco Kid count? Both have serviceable themes. I’m raising my kids on this stuff (no TV, PC only).
Oh, don’t forget Bat Masterson.
——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.
Maverick,Sugarfoot,Cheyenne,Have Gun,Will Travel
I think I’ve got it right now listen to the interview of Clint Walker by Mark Levin.
Yup that was a good one. But it sounds very much like they copied this....
Easy mistake. I do that all the time.
Free western movies:
BTW: Roy Rogers movies are shown on RFD TV. Trigger and Bullet are owned and shown around the country by the station.
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.
Time for a commercial...
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."
I’m amazed the themesong of “Lawman” has not been mentioned already.
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 Rifleman’’ theme bore a passing similarity to “El Paso’’ IMHO.
The theme music for “The Wild Wild West’’ was totally cool!
The white male authority figure with a gun. The ultimate liberal boogie man.
“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.
You're right. That's why Presidents Reagan and G.W. Bush were derisively called cowboys by the left.
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.
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