Mike Post

About Mike Post

Who is it?: Composer, Music Department, Soundtrack
Birth Day: September 29, 1944
Birth Place:  Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Sign: Libra
Birth name: Leland Michael Postil
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres: Rock, pop, soul
Occupation(s): Producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard
Years active: 1970–present
Associated acts: The Murmaids, Mason Williams, the Outcasts, Kenny Rogers, the First Edition, Van Halen

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Mike Post was born on September 29, 1944 in  Los Angeles, California, United States, is Composer, Music Department, Soundtrack. Mike Post was born in San Fernando, California. He became a musician for acts as varied as Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Kenny Rogers, Sonny Bono and Cher, playing guitar on the latter team's 1965 hit "I Got You, Babe". Two years later, Post won his first Grammy award for producing and arranging the Mason Williams track "Classical Gas". Post's television career commenced when he was appointed musical director of The Andy Williams Show (1969), at the youthful age of 24. A later assignment, the cop show Toma (1973) introduced Post to producer Stephen J. Cannell, who hired him for the classic The Rockford Files (1974). The memorable theme became Post's first, but far from last, television instrumental to become a crossover radio hit, and earned him a Grammy. Often in collaboration with Pete Carpenter, Post has scored well over two thousand hours of both dramatic and comedic TV, most famously on Hill Street Blues (1981), NYPD Blue (1993) and his first Emmy winner, Murder One (1995).
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Post's first credited work in music was cutting demos using two singing sisters, Terry and Carol Fischer. With Sally Gordon, they went on to become The Murmaids. Their first single, "Popsicles and Icicles" (written by David Gates), was a #3 hit song in January 1964.


Post also provided early guidance for the garage rock band the Outcasts while in basic training in San Antonio, Texas. He was the Songwriter and Producer for both songs on the band's first single, released in 1965, and also arranged a local concert where they served as the back-up band.


Post also worked with Kenny Rogers and produced the first three albums he recorded with his country/rock group the First Edition (between 1967 and 1969). Post also produced Dolly Parton's hit album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs in 1981. Much later, in 1997, he produced Van Halen's Van Halen III album.


He won his first Grammy at age 23 for Best Instrumental Arrangement on Mason Williams' "Classical Gas", a #2 hit song in 1968. He is also credited as the Producer for Williams' LP that included this song, The Mason Williams Phonograph Record.


One of his first jobs in television started when he was 24, as the musical Director on The Andy Williams Show. Another early job was writing the theme music for the short-lived detective series Toma in 1973, but his big breakthrough (together with co-composer Pete Carpenter) came in the following year 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 and earned a second Grammy for Post.


"The Rockford Files" theme became a Top 10 hit in both the U.S. (#10) and Canada (#8). It ranks as the 85th biggest U.S. hit of 1975, and the 84th biggest Canadian hit of 1975.


Post subsequently won Grammys for Best Instrumental Composition for the themes of the television shows Hill Street Blues in 1981 and L.A. Law in 1988 as well as another Grammy in 1981 for Best Instrumental Performance for the Hill Street Blues theme, which also reached number 10 in the U.S.


In 1994, Post released a CD, called Inventions from the Blue Line. The CD contained several of his well-known themes, featuring NYPD Blue and also including Law & Order, Silk Stalkings and Renegade. In the liner notes, he discussed his late father, Sam Postil, and the admiration for law enforcement officers that Sam instilled in Mike. He also referred to police in the traditional nickname of "blues", as in The Thin Blue Line (referring to the police in general and to police camaraderie). One of the tracks is called "The Blue Line", which Post calls "the comradery theme".


The Pete Townshend song "Mike Post Theme", which alludes to the ubiquity of Post's work in television theme music, appears on The Who's 2006 album, Endless Wire.


In 2014, Post composed the score for the fake TV plot Caged Heat in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King for Marvel Studios.