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Mike Post (born Leland Michael Postil on September 29, 1945) is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer of music and theme songs for many of the most popular TV dramas first shown in the United States. He was born in Los Angeles, California.

He won his first Grammy at age 23 for Best Instrumental Arrangement on Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas”. One of his first TV jobs started when he was 24, as the musical director on The Andy Williams Show. Another early job was writing music, including the theme for the series Toma, but his big break-through (together with co-composer Pete Carpenter) came with his theme song for The Rockford Files, another series by producer Stephen J. Cannell; the theme also got cross-over Top 40 radio airplay.

He also worked with Kenny Rogers in the 1960s and produced the first three albums he recorded with his country/rock group The First Edition. Post also produced Dolly Parton’s hit album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs in 1981.

He won an Emmy for the theme to Murder One, and had previously been nominated for NYPD Blue, among others. He has won BMI Awards for the music for L.A. Law, Hunter, and the various Law & Order series.

Other noted TV music work includes The Commish, NewsRadio, Blossom, Hill Street Blues, The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero, Magnum, P.I., Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, CHiPs, Hardcastle & McCormick, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Doogie Howser, M.D., Quantum Leap, Hooperman, Riptide, Remington Steele, Renegade, Silk Stalkings, and Wise Guy.


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  • beelove212 i am Michelle i saw your profile in i will like to know you i will like you to contact me direct to my email at then i will send you my photos and tell you all about me. waiting for you dear Michelle

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  • Starless_night

    The Rockford Files is dope

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • pillfeast

    I had a dream once that I was an futuristic anthropologist studying a cult that used Mike Post songs in their rituals. Feasting on strange delicacies while listening to the Magnum P.I. theme played on bamboo flutes, sacrificing virgins to the strains of an extended Rockford Files raga with kettle drums. I don't know what they did with the A-Team because I woke up and I can't get that dream back no matter how hard I try.

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
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  • Baraqijal

    Amazing works. I wish the "Law & Order: SVU" and (original) "Law & Order: CI" themes had been released to CD. On another note, I'm not a big fan of the "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" theme (also now used as the current CI theme). It just feels too hard, dramatic and pretentious.

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • MickyAldridge

    Remember, be careful out there guys.!

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • helmsleyera1

    I absolutely love the Hill Street Blues always makes me smile!

    29 Jan 2008 Reply
  • branleur

    only 23k plays? Shame really.

    7 Jan 2008 Reply
  • kazpatwa

    Mike Post is a musical genius...

    14 Dec 2007 Reply
  • PappaWheelie

    And you think Rockford Files is cool/ But there are some things that you would change If it were up to you/ So think about your masterpiece/ Watch the Rockford Files/ Call to see if Paul can score some weed

    8 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Cavator

    MAGNUM <3

    3 Oct 2006 Reply

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