Wow. The composer of the soundtrack to Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Stu Phillips, also composed the Knight Rider theme and produced Nina Simone. It seems he also spent a great deal of time conducting an orchestra through a number of Beatles covers, and we all know that orchestral covers of rock songs make the Baby Jesus smile (I’m looking at you here, Bob James).
While I’m at it, if you’re not familiar with Russ Meyer, BVD is a great place to start. His first of two Hollywood films, it’s more a parody of Valley of the Dolls than a sequel. Besides, it was written by Roger Ebert, and contains the line, “you’re a groovy boy – I’d like to strap you on sometime.” ‘Nuff said.