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Comic Book Legends Revealed #236

COMIC LEGEND: Timothy Truman wrote the theme song to Melrose Place.

STATUS: False

Reader The Crazed Spruce asked the other week:

While we're talking about comics and music, I think I remember reading somewhere (possibly an old issue of Wizard or Heroes Illustrated) that noted modern Western artist Tim Truman (who also happens to be a talented musician) also wrote the theme song for the original Melrose Place. I could easily be remembering it wrong, though.While we're talking about comics and music, I think I remember reading somewhere (possibly an old issue of Wizard or Heroes Illustrated) that noted modern Western artist Tim Truman (who also happens to be a talented musician) also wrote the theme song for the original Melrose Place. I could easily be remembering it wrong, though.

This is a real tricky one, because yeah, Timothy Truman IS a very talented musician. He even included a disc with the soundtrack to an issue of his Eclipse comic, Scout!

In addition, yes, Tim Truman wrote the theme music to Melrose Place...

However, it is NOT the same Tim Truman who is the great comic book artist.

Here's the bio of the Melrose Truman, (whose website you can find here)...

Born and raised in La Mesa, California near San Diego, he began to explore his musical interests by playing the drums and trumpet. By his early teens, Tim was playing a full range of percussion instruments and writing for bands and orchestras. Shortly after graduating from University of Southern California, with a major in Musical Composition, Tim was hired to write the underscore for the series “Buffalo Bill”.

From the mid 80’s and the mid 90’s Tim’s work had come to define the sound of a decade, from the live orchestra’s used on “Newhart”, to the electronica sound of “Miami Vice”, “Models Inc.” and “Melrose Place”. Other credits include “Charmed”, “FAME”, “Stargate SG-1” and the popular sci-fi series “Jeremiah” for Showtime. He has received an Emmy nomination and numerous ASCAP awards for his main title themes, an ASCAP Top Television Series Composer ward for “Charmed” and a Gold Hugo Award for Best Score.

So, well, no, "our" Tim Truman did not do the Melrose Place theme song.

He's still really awesome, though!

Thanks to the Crazed Spruce for the suggestion!

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