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Who We Are
In a career twice interrupted by military service, Zabka's
compiled a record of achievements and peer awards in many diverse fields of the entertainment industry.Returning from Europe as News Chief of the American Forces Network
during the Korean War, he
music studies in New York and earned recognition as a composer of memorable theme music for various Pulitzer, Christopher, and Emmy-award winning television specials.He's
co-composer with Al D'Artega of "Chimes," the original Tonight Show theme, the marching band version of which later became the signature theme of NBC Network Sports for many years.Possibly his
best known popular work is "Christmas Eve In My Home Town" which he
co-wrote with Don Upton when they were Pages at NBC. .Zabka's
22 years as Associate Television Director with that network included five years with the Johnny Carson "Tonight Show" and the Perry Como "Kraft Music Hall".He
received an Emmy as a Director of the daytime serial, "The Doctors".
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Title: CHIMES Writer(s): D'ARTEGA, ALFONSO (ASCAP) ZABKA, STANLEY W. (ASCAP) Orig.
,NOTE: There were at least 2 arrangements made with the above title released on 45rpm singles and CDs "composed" by Stan Zabka
, and orchestrated by Alfonse D'Artega.
...The "composers" of this adaptation were Stan Zabka (who was an Associate Director of the Tonight Show through the Johnny Carson years) and veteran arranger/conductor Alphonse D'Artega.