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Stu Phillips

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.

4 comments on "Stu Phillips"

  1. D says:

    Thanks, Baby! Glad to see you’re reading the site. I predict you will do great things when you grow up. And if you keep reading d/blog, I’ll let you in on my magic wine formula.

  2. Stu Phillips says:

    I know that I’m a year and a half late, but I just came across this post on this web site. Thanks “D” for the nice words. I now have a book out that has many stories about BTVOTD, Knight Rider… Galactica and Nina Simone. Plus a whole lot more. See my web site

  3. D says:

    Better late than never, and it’s a great honour to have you post here, Mr. Phillips. Any good Meyer anecdotes for us while you’re here? (Pushing my luck)

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