Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Listen to All the Classic Theme Songs from Norman Lear’s Iconic, Culture Changing TV Shows


Norman Lear’s TV shows each had memorable, identifiable theme music. Some were songs, some instrumentals. It was the era of theme music in the 70s, just like the MTM shows. You hear them now and you know exactly what is going on.

Here are the big ones from Lear’s show. Note that Quincy Jones wrote the music for “Sanford and Son.”

All in the Family:

The Jeffersons:


Good Times:

One Day at a Time:

Sanford and Son:

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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