"Memoirs of a Famous Composer - Nobody Ever Heard of". Bloomington: Xlibris. ISBN 073885719X.
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Earle Hagan | M.S. Spencer-Hagen | msi Spencer-Hagen | Spencer-Hagen
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It was hard work with long hours and endless deadlines; but being able to write something one day and hear it a few days later appealed to me. (on composing for television)
Left home at the age of sixteen to play trombone with the big bands of Isham Jones, Ray Noble, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. During his stint as musician/arranger with the Noble orchestra, he wrote the jazz standard 'Harlem Nocturne' as a tribute to Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges. This was later used as theme song for the TV crime show 'Mike Hammer', starring Stacy Keach.