Monday, March 15, 2010

Mission: Impossible theme song - tribute to Peter Graves

From left: Phil Morris, Leonard Nimoy, Peter Lupus.
In front: Peter Graves

Peter Graves died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday March 14, 2010 just 4 days short of his 84th birthday. He was best known for his role as Jim Phelps in the series "Mission: Impossible." This show ran for from 1966-73, Graves appearing in season 2 and remaining with the show until its end.

The theme song was composed by Argentine Lalo Schifrin who is also a pianist and conductor.

"Mission Impossible is is one of my favorite TV theme songs. As a teenager I learned how to play it on the piano.

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