Unknown Stuntman

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"Unknown Stuntman" was a single sung by Lee Majors, released in 1984, written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and Dave Somerville, and with a 2-minute and 38 second running time.wikipedia
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"Unknown Stuntman" was a single sung by Lee Majors, released in 1984, written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and Dave Somerville, and with a 2-minute and 38 second running time.
A later member of the Four Preps, David Somerville, and a session singer he knew, Gail Jensen, later collaborated with Larson to write and compose "The Unknown Stuntman," the theme from The Fall Guy; series lead Lee Majors performed this song over the opening titles.

Lee Majors

"Unknown Stuntman" was a single sung by Lee Majors, released in 1984, written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and Dave Somerville, and with a 2-minute and 38 second running time.
Majors was also a producer and a director on the show, and even sang its theme song, the self-effacing "Unknown Stuntman".

The Fall Guy

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A shorter version (1:47 and with slightly different instrumentation) was used as the theme song for the television series The Fall Guy, in which Majors starred as the title character, a stunt double who worked as a bounty hunter when not filming stunts.
On their return to Los Angeles, Larson and Somerville pitched the idea to ABC Studios, opening their pitch with Somerville playing the song on his guitar, now called The Ballad Of The Unknown Stuntman.

Dave Somerville

David Somerville
"Unknown Stuntman" was a single sung by Lee Majors, released in 1984, written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and Dave Somerville, and with a 2-minute and 38 second running time.
Somerville's song "The (Ballad of the) Unknown Stuntman," jointly written and composed with Jensen, inspired Glen Larson, who had been the Four Preps's original baritone vocalist, to create the central characters and develop the core format of The Fall Guy, starring Lee Majors, for 20th Century Fox Television, which became a highly successful television series for ABC-TV.

The Four Preps

Larson, the creator of The Fall Guy, had a musical background as a member of and songwriter for the 1960s folk group The Four Preps; Somerville was also a member of the same group (albeit not at the same time).
Larson became a television producer, creating Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider; he and Somerville would reunite to collaborate on the song "Unknown Stuntman," the theme song to another one of Larson's TV series, The Fall Guy.

Stunt double

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A shorter version (1:47 and with slightly different instrumentation) was used as the theme song for the television series The Fall Guy, in which Majors starred as the title character, a stunt double who worked as a bounty hunter when not filming stunts.

Farrah Fawcett

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Bo Derek

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Sally Field

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Jaclyn Smith

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Cheryl Ladd

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Cheryl Tiegs

The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Raquel Welch

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Robert Redford

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Clint Eastwood

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

Burt Reynolds

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The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.

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Glen A. Larson - "Unknown Stuntman" (Theme from The Fall Guy - sung by Lee Majors)