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Barry De Vorzon

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Lead singer about “We Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight,” the only real hit by Fresh York-based the Tamerlanes in 1963, Barry de Vorzon has continued to create his existence felt like a maker and composer. His ratings have been noticed in such movies as Xanadu, Moving Thunder, Bless the Beasts and Kids, Private Benjamin, as well as the Ninth Construction. One tune, “Cotton’s Theme,” originally noticed in Bless the Beasts and Kids, was renamed “Nadia’s Theme” and obtained by Perry Botkin Jr. because the theme track of popular tv daytime serial The Youthful and the Restless. Folk-pop vocalist Melanie protected his tunes “Quit! I Don’t Need to listen to It Anymore” and “We HAVE NO IDEA Where We’re Heading” on her behalf 1971 album Backyard in the town. De Vorzon’s melody “It’s THE HOLIDAY SEASON in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA” has turned into a yuletide traditional. As an A&R guy for the Valiant record label, de Vorzon produced his best move when he authorized the Association towards the label and created their debut solitary, a pop edition of Bob Dylan’s “One WAY TOO MANY Mornings.” De Vorzon was a receiver of the Doris Day time Music Award from Ark Trust, Inc..

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Full Name Barry De Vorzon
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series
Music Songs Baseball Furies Chase, Theme From "The Warriors", The Young and the Restless - Nadia's Theme, Theme from S.W.A.T., Cotton's Dream, Bless the Beasts and Children, Nadia's Theme, Jelinda's Theme, The Riot, Hey, Little Darlin', Simon & Simon, The Fight, Theme from, Down the Line, Winter Song, Stop! I Don't Wanna' Hear It Anymore, The Dancer, Screaming Like Banshees, Riffs Learns Truth / Platform / Warriors & Rogues, Wonder Wheel, This Masquerade, Baseball Furies Chase / The Fight, We Don't Know Where We're Goin', I Wanna' Spend Some Time With You, What's the Tux For?, I Write The Song, Into the Tunnel, March to Station, Luther Shoots Cyrus / Train Walking, Night Run, Skater / Men’s Room / The Fight, Journey's End
Albums Nadia's Theme (The Young and The Restless), Bless the Beasts and Children, Night of the Creeps, R.P.M.
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Movies The Warriors, Bless the Beasts and Children, The Exorcist III, Hard Times, Xanadu, Night of the Creeps, The Ninth Configuration, Dillinger, Looker, Rolling Thunder, Mischief, Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again, Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw, The Comeback Kid, R. P. M., Private Benjamin, The Children Nobody Wanted, Tattoo, Snowblind


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1 Shared the 1992 Doris Day Music Award presented by the Ark Trust with Perry Botkin Jr. for their song "Bless the Beasts and Children."
2 He wrote what came to be known as "Nadia's Theme" with Perry Botkin Jr. It soared to #8 on the U.S. pop charts charts in December of 1976, due in part to Romania's award-winning Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci choosing it as her personal theme. It originally appeared as "Cotton's Dream" in the film Bless the Beasts & Children (1971). Later, it was acquired by the creators of The Young and the Restless (1973) as the theme of the daytime soap opera. De Vorzon originally teamed with Botkin and two others, and formed the musical group Barry & the Tamerlanes in 1961. Their song "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" hit #21 on the US pop charts in 1963. In 1983 a California jury awarded De Vorzon $241,000 in damages against A&M Records because it had failed to credit him as the co-writer of "Nadia's Theme" on first pressings of the single.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless 1973-2016 TV Series writer - 4,763 episodes
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inherent Vice 2014 producer: "Rhythm of the Rain"
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012 TV Series writer: "Simon & Simon Theme"
$ellebrity 2012 Documentary writer: "The Young And The Restless - Theme"
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Other Guys 2010 writer: "Theme from S.W.A.T."
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 writer: "Familiar Places II" - as Barry Devorzon
Click 2006 writer: "Theme from S.W.A.T." 1975 - as Barry DeVorzon
Everybody Hates Chris 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Warriors 2005 Video Game performer: "Baseball Furies Chase" / performer: "Theme From 'The Warriors'", "The Fight" - as B. de Vorzon / writer: "In The City", "Baseball Furies Chase" - as B. de Vorzon / writer: "Theme From 'The Warriors'"
Eagles: The Farewell 1 Tour - Live from Melbourne 2005 Video writer: "In the City"
Yes, Dear 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Cookout 2004 writer: "S.W.A.T. - Theme"
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.W.A.T. 2003 writer: "Theme from S.W.A.T.", "S.W.A.T. 911", "Samuel Jackson", "S.W.A.T. T.S.O.L.P.P."
Stealing Harvard 2002 writer: "Theme from S.W.A.T."
Recess: School's Out 2001 writer: "Theme From S.W.A.T."
Boiler Room 2000 writer: "New York Ya Out There"
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters 1997 TV Movie documentary writer: "Bless The Beasts And Children"
Jury Duty 1995 writer: "Theme From S.W.A.T." - as Barry Devorzan
Carpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration 1995 Video short writer: "Bless The Beasts And The Children"
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over 1994 TV Special documentary writer: "In the City"
The Chipmunk Adventure 1986 writer: "Getting Lucky"
DTV: Pop & Rock 1984 Video writer: "Dreamin'"
Just Our Luck 1983 TV Series writer: "Just Our Luck"
Mr. Mom 1983 "Nadia's theme", uncredited
Losin' It 1983 "Dreamin'"
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1982 lyrics: "HYDE'S GOT NOTHING TO HIDE" / music: "HYDE'S GOT NOTHING TO HIDE"
Bassie en Adriaan en de huilende professor 1982 TV Mini-Series writer - 4 episodes
Looker 1981 lyrics: "Looker", "High Wire" - as Barry DeVorzon / music: "Looker", "High Wire" - as Barry DeVorzon
Xanadu 1980 producer: "You Made Me Love You" - uncredited
The Ninth Configuration 1980 arranger: "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" / writer: "San Antone"
The Warriors 1979 writer: "In The City"
Eighteen and Anxious 1978 writer: "Theme from SWAT TV Series" - uncredited
Rolling Thunder 1977 writer: "San Antone"
S.W.A.T. 1975 TV Series writer: "Theme from S.W.A.T."
Black Caesar 1973 writer: "Down and Out in New York City" - as Barry DeVorzon
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special writer: "Bless the Beasts and the Children"
Bless the Beasts & Children 1971 performer: "Down the Line" - uncredited / writer: "Bless the Beasts and Children", "Cotton's Dream", "Down the Line" uncredited, "Lost"
R.P.M. 1970 writer: "Stop! I Don't Wanna' Hear It Anymore", "All Night Long", "We Don't Know Where We're Goin'", "When I Get Home To You", "I Wanna' Spend Some Time With You"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1961 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
XX: utsukushiki kyôki 1993 composer: additional music - english version
Simon & Simon 1981-1989 TV Series composer - 154 episodes
The Twilight Zone 1985-1986 TV Series music consultant - 10 episodes
Mischief 1985 music supervisor
V: The Final Battle TV Mini-Series main theme by - 1 episode, 1984 additional music by - 1 episode, 1984
S.W.A.T. 1975-1976 TV Series composer - 31 episodes
Cooley High 1975 music consultant
Hell Up in Harlem 1973 music consultant - as Barry DeVorzon
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off 1973 music supervisor - as Barry DeVorzon
Black Caesar 1973 music supervisor - as Barry DeVorzon

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Exorcist III 1990 as Barry Devorzon
Night of the Creeps 1986
Intimate Strangers 1986 TV Movie
Simon & Simon 1981-1985 TV Series 82 episodes
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Our Family Honor 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Stick 1985
Kojak: The Belarus File 1985 TV Movie
Mischief 1985
V: The Final Battle 1984 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
The Renegades 1983 TV Series 1 episode
Lone Star 1983 TV Movie
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1982 as Barry DeVorzon
The Renegades 1982 TV Movie
The Children Nobody Wanted 1981 TV Movie
Looker 1981 as Barry DeVorzon
Tattoo 1981
Private Benjamin 1981 TV Series 4 episodes
Xanadu 1980 as Barry DeVorzon
Reward 1980 TV Movie
The Comeback Kid 1980 TV Movie as Barry DeVorzon
The Ninth Configuration 1980
B.A.D. Cats 1980 TV Series 1 episode
Stunts Unlimited 1980 TV Movie
Beach Patrol 1979 TV Movie
The Warriors 1979
In the Beginning 1978 TV Series
Lacy and the Mississippi Queen 1978 TV Movie
Ski Lift to Death 1978 TV Movie
Rolling Thunder 1977
Dog and Cat 1977 TV Movie
Dog and Cat 1977 TV Series 6 episodes
Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw 1976 as Barry DeVorzon
S.W.A.T. 1975 TV Series 6 episodes
Hard Times 1975 as Barry DeVorzon
Dillinger 1973 as Barry DeVorzon
Bless the Beasts & Children 1971
R.P.M. 1970

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bullets and Ballads with Barry De Vorzon 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Thrill Me!: The Making of Night of the Creeps 2009 Video documentary Himself
The Warriors: The Phenomenon 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Believe 1999 Documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself - Singer / Songwriter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Barbara Miller-Gidaly (supervising music director)
· Robyn Cutler (music director)
· Brian D. Siewert (composer)
· Ron Cohen (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· Michael Licari (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Chieli Minucci (composer)
· Jamie Lawrence (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
1996 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Jonathan Firstenberg
· Robyn Cutler
· Michael Licari
· Rick Rhodes
· Ron Cohen
· John Henry Kreitler
· Wes Boatman
· Danny Lawrence
· Jon E. Young
· David Grant
· Richard Hazard
· Edward Dzubak
· Allan Bellink
1995 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Carole Severson Weiss
· Ron Brawer
· Susan-Beth Markowitz
· John Henry Kreitler
· Wes Boatman
· Richard Hazard
· Rick Rhodes
· Robert Sands
· Edward Dzubak
1994 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Barbara Miller-Gidaly
· A.J. Gundell
· John Henry Kreitler
· Wes Boatman
· Michael Licari
· Dominic Messinger
· Larry Hold
· Richard Hazard
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Barbara Miller-Gidaly (music supervisor/music director)
· A.J. Gundell (music director)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Theodore Irwin (composer)
· Michael Licari (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Barbara Miller-Gidaly (music director/music supervisor)
· A.J. Gundell (music director)
· Rob Mounsey (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· Theodore Irwin (composer)
· Jamie Lawrence (composer/arranger)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · James Kowal (music director)
· Pamela Magee (music director)
· Dominic Messinger (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Mark Breeding (composer)
· Robert Sands (composer)
· Edward Dzubak (composer)
· Chieli Minucci (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· Brian D. Siewert (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Fred Hand (composer)
1999 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Ron Brawer (music supervisor)
· James Kowal (music director)
· Lanny Meyers (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Dominic Messinger (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Robert Sands (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· Allan Bellink (composer)
· Edward Dzubak (composer)
· Mark Breeding (composer)
· Chieli Minucci (composer)
1999 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Robyn Cutler (supervising music director)
· Rhoda Farkas Rhodes (music director)
· Robert Israel (composer)
· Christina Loeb (composer)
· Elizabeth Loeb (composer)
· Brian D. Siewert (composer)
· Ron Cohen (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Susan-Beth Markowitz (supervising music director)
· Ron Brawer (music director)
· James Kowal (music director)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Dominic Messinger (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Robert Sands (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· Allan Bellink (composer)
· Edward Dzubak
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Susan-Beth Markowitz (music director/supervisor)
· Ron Brawer (music director)
· James Kowal (music director)
· Allan Bellink (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· Dominic Messinger (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Edward Dzubak (composer)
· Robert Sands (composer)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series As the World Turns (1956) · Robert Bard (music director)
· Donovan Sylvest (music director)
· Gary Deinstadt (music director)
· Jill Diamond (music supervisor/arranger)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Michael Licari (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Robert Sands (composer)
· Danny Lawrence (composer)
· Jon Young (composer)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Barbara Miller-Gidaly (supervising music director)
· Robyn Cutler (music director)
· David Grant (composer)
· Michael Licari (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Ron Cohen (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
1996 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series As the World Turns (1956) · Donovan Sylvest (music director)
· Jill Diamond (supervisor/director/arranger)
· Robert Bard (composer)
· Michael Licari (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Fritz Brekeller (composer)
· Tom Desisto (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Robert Sands (composer)
1995 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series As the World Turns (1956) · Jill Diamond (music director/principal arranger)
· Robert Bard (music director)
· Donovan Sylvest (music director)
· Lenny Azzarello (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Michael Licari (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Anthony Smythe (composer)
1994 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series As the World Turns (1956) · Donovan Sylvest (music director)
· Robert Bard (music director)
· Jill Diamond (music director/arranger)
· Theodore Irwin (composer)
· Rick Rhodes (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· Lenny Azzarello (composer)
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Susan-Beth Markowitz
· Ron Brawer
· Carole Severson Weiss
· Richard Hazard
· John Henry Kreitler
· Wes Boatman
· Lanny Meyers
· Allan Bellink
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series As the World Turns (1956) · Jill Diamond
· Donovan Sylvest
· John Henry Kreitler
· Wes Boatman
· Richard Hazard
· Robert Bard
· Tom Desisto
· Theodore Irwin
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series The Guiding Light (1952) · Barbara Miller-Gidaly
· A.J. Gundell
· Richard Hazard
· John Henry Kreitler
· Wes Boatman
· Michael Licari
· Larry Hold
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Susan-Beth Markowitz (music director/supervisor)
· Carol Weiss (music director)
· Ron Brawer (music director)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series As the World Turns (1956) · Jill Diamond (music director/supervisor)
· Robert Bard (music director)
· Donovan Sylvest (music director)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Wes Boatman (composer)
· Danny Lawrence (composer)
· Jon E. Young (composer)
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Susan-Beth Markowitz (director/supervisor)
· Ron Brawer (music director)
· Carole Severson Weiss (music director)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
· John Henry Kreitler (composer)
· Earl Rose (composer)
1988 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series Another World (1964) · Ron Brawer (music director)
· Teri Smith (music director)
· Susan-Beth Markowitz (music supervisor/director)
· Patricia Lee Stotter (composer)
· Richard Hazard (composer)
1972 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) · Perry Botkin Jr.
1972 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) · Perry Botkin Jr.


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