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In an entertainment Metaverse long ago, when a little cathode ray tube glowed in a living room and scratchy sound squawked out of a tinny box, people listened to the first televisions. Over time, television evolved slowly, and then almost irretrievably, replaced radio and movie-going as the entertainment choice of most people.
TV viewership rocketed and along with it, the production values grew to include music as a way to draw in more viewers and sell more ads at higher rates. Thus, was the opening theme music to a program tweaked and refined until its’ hook was bouncing around inside people’s heads and made them regular viewers. For one marvelous period in the early 1960s, when the James Bond films created multiple TV spy programs, their theme music became so cool, so rockin’, and so identifiable, that they endure today on CDs and albums. Here is the best!…
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