Saturday, July 17, 2021

RIP Dolores Claman

Composer, songwriter Dolores Claman died last week in Spain after suffering the last few years with dementia. She was 94. Born Dolores Olga Claman on July 6, 1927 in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, she is best known for composing the 1968 theme song for CBC's Hockey Night In Canada show, known simply as The Hockey Theme, a song often regarded as Canada's second national anthem. Dolores also co-wrote over 3000 commercial jingles with her partner and husband Richard Morris. Dolores was the composer for 1969’s “Captain Apache” and the writer of the songs “Captain Apache” and “April Morning.”

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