John Parker

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John Carl Parker is a music composer who created the CHiPs Theme. He also created well known themes for TV shows such as Trapper John, M.D., Dallas, M*A*S*H, The Wild Wild West, and Gunsmoke.

Composer Credits

  • The Return of Frank Cannon (1980) (TV) (title)
  • The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (1980) (TV)
  • Witches' Brew (1980)
  • "Trapper John, M.D." (1979) TV Series (also theme)
  • The Girls in the Office (1979) (TV)
  • "How the West Was Won" (1979) TV Series
(episode "The Innocent")
(episode "Luke")
  • Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (1978) (TV)
  • "Dallas" (1978) TV Series
  • "CHiPs" (1977) TV Series (theme and some episodes)
  • In the Glitter Palace (1977) (TV)
  • Bunco (1977) (TV)
  • "Executive Suite" (1976) TV Series
  • Law of the Land (1976) (TV)
  • The Secret Night Caller (1975) (TV)
  • Strange Homecoming (1974) (TV)
  • "Dirty Sally" (1974) TV Series
  • "Police Story" (1973) TV Series
  • The Man Who Died Twice (1973) (TV)
  • "Barnaby Jones" (1973) TV Series
  • "Assignment Vienna" (1972) TV Series
  • "M*A*S*H" (1972) TV Series
  • "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972) TV Series
  • "Cannon" (1971) TV Series (also theme)
  • Cannon (1971) (TV)
  • Darker Than Amber (1970) (song "Vangie's Theme")
  • Cutter's Trail (1970) (TV)
  • The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1968)
  • "The Wild Wild West" (1965) TV Series (as Johnny Parker)
  • "Gunsmoke" (1955) TV Series

Other Credits

  • Darker Than Amber (1970) (lyricist: "Vangie's Theme")
  • The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1968) (conductor)
  • Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) (music supervisor)

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