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Ray Pohlman (1930–1990)

Ray Pohlman was born on July 22, 1930 in Baker Township, Iowa, USA as Merlyn Ray Pohlman. He is known for his work on Shindig! (1964), Snoopy Come Home (1972) and Mary's Incredible Dream (1976). He was married to Barbara. He died in November 1990. See full bio »


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Shindig! Music Department
Snoopy Come Home
Snoopy Come Home Music Department
Mary's Incredible Dream
Mary's Incredible Dream Music Department
Constantinople Music Department


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 1977 Constantinople (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1976 Mary's Incredible Dream (TV Movie) (musical arrangement) / (musical director)
 1972 Snoopy Come Home (featured vocalist)
 1964-1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (musical director - 66 episodes)
- Tribute to Elvis Presley (1966) ... (musical director)
- Episode #2.22 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Episode #2.21 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Shindig in Hawaii: Part 2 (1965) ... (musical director)
- Shindig in Hawaii: Part 1 (1965) ... (musical director)
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 1972 Snoopy Come Home (performer: "The Best of Buddies", "Gettin' It Together")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Berry, Rosie Grier, the Spats, Adam Faith (1965) ... (performer: "Woe Tom")
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 1965 Shindig! (TV Series)
Himself - Musician / Himself - Band Leader
- Chuck Berry, Rosie Grier, the Spats, Adam Faith (1965) ... Himself - Musician
 1965 On the Run (TV Movie)

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Other Works:

Single: Played bass guitar on "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers. See more »

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Mentored Bill Aken (lead guitarist for Los Nomadas and the only Caucasian in the band, later to record as Zane Ashton) who was the adopted son of Mexican actress Lupe Mayorga and classical guitarist Francisco Mayorga. Pohlman, along with Ozzie Nelson, Les Paul and Mitch Miller, were the ones to send letters of recommendation to The Juilliard School of Music to solicit the admission of Aken as a ... See more »

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