Author Topic: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music  (Read 1274 times)

SolarSoul

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1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:11:52 PM »
Would anyone out there in Library Music Themes Land be able to help me identify the elusive library piece used in the link below? It's an old UK ITV continuity announcement from the Autumn of 1980 (October, to be precise) and I would love to know the name of the funky disco track that was used. Although this is a Thames trail, I originally saw it on Central TV so I'm assuming ITV used this music nationwide. The music in question starts at 1:40 and runs through intermittently (and sadly, mostly inaudibly) till 2:56.

https://youtu.be/eP_gOiuYDu4?t=101

It also makes an appearance during the first 13 seconds of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOwniRYMo0g

I've been desperately seeking the title and composer of this piece for 40 years and I would be absolutely delighted if some kind soul could ID it for me!
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Porn Library

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Music
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 12:30:23 PM »
I remember you posting these on other versions of the community and I really dig that jam! Being in the US I never heard this till the internet. But i'd say since no one can ID it, i'm having a feeling it's custom original music for ITV...that's a guess I have on this. However if you ever find it isn't, i'd like to know what it is too.

SolarSoul

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Music
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 08:56:20 PM »
Thanks for your response and I'm glad you dig this groove too!

I have a feeling I will go to my grave never knowing who wrote this! I suppose it could well be an original ITV piece, which is probably why it is proving so elusive, but I suspect we will never know for sure.

However, I will keep posting on every library music forum just in case...

Pegbars

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 10:55:59 AM »
I thought the same thing about two different pieces of music I'd been wondering about for over forty years (one of them only a seven-second snippet!)... and I recently discovered both of them, quite by accident, whilst looking for something else.  It's a wonderful feeling when you finally hear those familiar notes coming at you in an alternate context.  :)

Don't give up hope!
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Soaring Strings!

SolarSoul

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 08:38:55 PM »
Well, another year has passed and I'm still searching for the title of this slice of funkiness, so I've bumped my request just in case anyone can help put me out of my misery!

Burtonenq

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2021, 04:35:36 PM »
Its possible these are NOT library and were made by ITV, ITV had promo package made by different ITV companies each season.

I think this one was done by ATV, however its possible it could be a rainbow muisc/ATV muisc piece

I would suggest trying to search out Tony Currie, he might be able to help you with the information you need.

SolarSoul

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 08:27:13 PM »
Many thanks for your reply. You may well be right about this not being library music after all. Is the Tony Currie you mention the guy who runs Radio Six International? Would he have put together promos like this back in the '80s?

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 09:02:23 PM »
Many thanks for your reply. You may well be right about this not being library music after all. Is the Tony Currie you mention the guy who runs Radio Six International? Would he have put together promos like this back in the '80s?

Yes its that Tony currie who runs Radio Six.    No he wouldnt have put this promo together, as tony worked for Scottish Televison back then, but he did collect every single ITV season muisc created, as stv was sent the muisc for promos etc 

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 03:06:18 AM »
Its possible these are NOT library and were made by ITV

This is what i've been thinking all along ever since this little gem popped up.

SolarSoul

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2021, 09:40:41 PM »
First of all, a massive thank you to Burtonenq for suggesting I contact Tony Currie as he has been incredibly helpful. Not only did he reply very quickly but most exciting of all he has sent me the original audio too! Words can't express my gratitude to Tony for giving me the chance to finally hear this soaring slice of disco grooviness in its entirety after 40 years of searching! He has made an old man very happy indeed.

Although Tony doesn't have the paperwork he's pretty confident it was written by Mike Moran, and as others have remarked it's not a library piece but was an original composition for ITV.

Anyway, how do I share this little gem with you all? I've no idea how to attach an mp3 to this message...
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Burtonenq

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2021, 11:58:41 PM »
 That is Great news,   you uploade it to Mega or if you have Dropbox you could also uploaded to that and share the link?

SolarSoul

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2021, 11:24:11 AM »
This is my first time using Mega so please let me know if the link doesn't work. But here it is and after 40 years I present to you the disco grooviness that is ITV Autumn Campaign 1981. Enjoy!

My very grateful thanks to Tony Currie for all his help and to everyone else who has shown an interest in my quest.

https://mega.nz/file/oD4UUDoS#sBJ7GWZy4RHnh0JSKZtJQ2_Hzq-ADiCkCT0FWJ6wRck

Burtonenq

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2021, 06:58:20 PM »
Very nice to hear a great piece from the ITV seasonally Package, Im glad my advice helped.

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2021, 08:02:46 PM »
On the same subject of commissioned music this clip (at 6.15 in) features a Thames TV promo bed based on Johnny Hawksworth's 'Salute to Thames' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiUHwWnIBUo

The track featured heavily on Thames promo's around the mid-80s but surprisingly, hasn't been mentioned by collectors?

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Re: 1980s ITV Continuity Funky Disco Music
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2021, 06:19:57 PM »
That would have been another specially commissioned piece for Thames.