George Wyle

George Wyle (born Bernard Weissman; March 22, 1916 – May 2, 2003) was an American orchestra leader and composer best known for having written the theme song to 1960s television sitcom Gilligan's Island. He is the grandfather of musician Adam Levy.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 22, 1916 (New York City), Died May 2, 2003

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-3325 10-in. 1/18/1950 I said my nightshirt (and put on my pray'rs) June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Female vocal solo, with male vocal duet, string band, and comic dialog composer  
Victor D9VB-2785 10-in. 12/16/1949 Quicksilver Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duo, with string band songwriter  


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