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Merl Saunders (1934–2008)

Merl Saunders was born on February 14, 1934 in San Mateo, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Twilight Zone (1985), Steelyard Blues (1973) and Black Girl (1972). He died on October 24, 2008 in San Francisco, California. See full bio »

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Known For

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone Music Department
Steelyard Blues
Steelyard Blues Music Department
Black Girl
Black Girl Music Department
Vietnam: A Television History


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  The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (composer - 65 episodes, 1985 - 1989) (music supervision - 1 episode, 1985)
- A Game of Pool (1989) ... (composer: new title theme)
- Father & Son Game (1989) ... (composer: new title theme)
- Special Service (1989) ... (composer: new title theme)
- Crazy as a Soup Sandwich (1989) ... (composer: new title theme)
- Love Is Blind (1989) ... (composer: new title theme)
 1983 Vietnam: A Television History (TV Series documentary) (musician - 11 episodes)
- Vietnamizing the War: 1969-1973 (1983) ... (musician)
- The End of the Tunnel: 1973-1975 (1983) ... (musician)
- Tet: 1968 (1983) ... (musician)
- Peace Is at Hand: 1968-1973 (1983) ... (musician)
- Homefront USA (1983) ... (musician)
 1973 Steelyard Blues (musician)
 1972 Black Girl (composer: additional music)
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 2001 The End of the Road (Documentary)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985-1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Shadow Play/Grace Note (1986) ... (segment "Shadow Play")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... (segments "'Take My Life... Please!'", "'Devil's Alphabet'")
- Welcome to Winfield/Quarantine (1986) ... (segment "'Welcome to Winfield'")
- Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (1985) ... (segment "'But Can She Type?'")
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 1972 Black Girl ("Chock-Lite Puddin'", uncredited) / (writer: "Chock-Lite Puddin'" - uncredited)
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 1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Howard Saldino
- The Network (1984) ... Howard Saldino
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 2001 The End of the Road (Documentary)

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Other Works:

CD (with Jerry Garcia): "Live at Keystone, Vol. 1" (Fantasy)

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Former collaborator with Jerry Garcia, forming the Saunders-Garcia Band and recording three albums together. See more »

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