This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Gari was a popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. His best known songs as a performer are "Utopia", "Lullaby of Love", and "Princess", all of which hit the U.S. Billboard top 40 charts in 1961. Contributing to this early acclaim was Gari's unique rich voice blending with carefully selected melodic instrumentation and backup singers, all of which created a deep sense of magic, ethereal perfection, sincerity and emotion. With song writing partner Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, they wrote the song "Beach Ball" while working with singer Bobby Darin. Gari and McGuinn appeared on Capitol Records billed as the City Surfers. Frank performed his records on shows such as The Merv Griffin Show, The Steve Allen Show, and American Bandstand. He also performed at the world-famous "Empire Room" of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City with the Woody Herman Band. That year, he moved to Cleveland, becoming a jingle writer for television commercials. Some of his early jingles were for Ohio Bell, Genie garage doors, and early commercials for Wendy's. Frank has won numerous Emmy and Clio awards, and was later honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the broadcast industry.
News music compositions
Gari is best known today as a music composer and producer for television, and is also one of the most sought after composers of music for television newscasts in America. His first television theme and image campaign was the popular "Catch 5", originally written for WEWS-TV in Cleveland in 1970.
"Hello..." image campaign.
Gari created and produced "Hello" image campaign, which has been described as "one of the most popular local television campaigns ever made". Despite an opening lyric of "There's a feeling in the air/that you can't get anywhere but..." it was recorded with localized lyrics and imagery in approximately 120 markets in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Australia - after originating in 1977 as "Hello Milwaukee" for WISN-TV.. The "Hello Utah" version for KUTV was recorded by The Osmonds".
Works for ABC and other US Networks
He continued composing music for the American Broadcasting Company during the early and mid-1980s, and created such campaigns as "We're With You on ABC", "Now is the Time, ABC is the Place", and "Come On Along with ABC" with Artie Schroeck, as well as "That Special Feeling on ABC", and "You'll Love it on ABC". He also composed music for Eyewitness News on ABC such as WABC-TV, ABC's Good Morning America (in 1989), CBS This Morning, The Phil Donahue Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Works for International Networks
Gari also had international clientele; in 1993, he composed the "Sky Symphony" theme for BSkyB in Europe, and the 1995 "It's On Sky" (also known as "No Turning Back") image piece. The Sky signature from the 1990s was spread to all the Sky channels, including Sky One, Sky Movies, and the defunct Sky Soap and Sky Movies Gold. Sky News used "The Great News Package" as their main theme from 1989 (when they launched their four-channel Astra lineup) until September 1993, and continued to use it (for main news bulletins on Sky News only) alongside the 'Sky Symphony' until 1995. He also composed the early 1990s theme for RTL in Germany called "News Line", which was later adopted by Maryland Public Television in the US, and in the Philippines it was adapted for the primetime newscast TV Patrol on ABS-CBN.
Television news music packages written by Frank Gari
|Advantage||1990s–present||Originally composed for WFSB (Hartford, Connecticut)|
|Allegro||1990s-present||Used by ABS-CBN|
|The B Package||1998–2014||Originally composed for stations owned by Hearst Television (used from 1998–2004)|
|Catch 5||1970–1986||Composed for WEWS-TV|
|The CBS Enforcer Music Collection||1994–present||Originally composed for WBBM-TV (Chicago)|
|Champion News Series||early 1990s|
|Eyewitness News||1995–present||Originally composed for WABC-TV (New York), KABC-TV (Los Angeles), and KTRK-TV (Houston)|
|Good Day||1999–2004||Composed for KTTV (Los Angeles)|
|Good News||1985–early 2000s|
|The Great News Package||1987–early 2000s|
|Hello News||1980s–early 2000s|
|Hometown News||1994–2008||Originally composed for KPRC-TV (Houston)|
|Image News||1995–present||Originally composed for stations owned by Hearst Television (used from 1995–2003)|
|It's All Right Here||Early 1990s|
|Making A Difference||mid 1980s–late 2000s|
|Mi San Diego||–|
|The NBC Collection||1996–present||Exclusive to NBC affiliates; consists of:
|News Line||1994–early 2000s||Originally composed for RTL Television; later used by Maryland Public Television and ABS-CBN|
|News Series 2000||Early 1980s-mid 1990s||Based off the "Tar Sequence" from the Cool Hand Luke soundtrack|
|News Series 2001||1990–early 2000s|
|News Watch||1990s||Composed for KGW (Portland)|
|On Your Side||1980s–mid 1990s|
|The One and Only||1993–present||Originally composed for WPLG (Miami/Fort Lauderdale)|
|The One For All||1980s–mid 1990s|
|The Paramount||1996–early 2010s||Originally composed for UPN affiliates|
|Pride Inside||1980s–late 1990s|
|So Good To Turn To||1980s|
|Stimulus||1992–present||Originally composed for WLS-TV (Chicago); sometimes called "News Series 2000 Plus"|
|This Is Home||2012–present||Originally composed for stations owned by Gannett|
|This Is Your News||1996–2016|
|Turn To News||late 1980s–mid 1990s|
|We'll Take You There||–|
|Where It All Happens||1990s–early 2000s||Used by Mediacorp Channel 5; variant composed for WXIA-TV (Atlanta; 1993–1996)|
|Working For You||late 1980s–early 1990s|
|The World At Home||–|
|The X Package||1999–present|
|The X-2 Package||2000–2006||Exclusive to Fox affiliates|
|You've Got A Friend||–|
- Elizabeth Curtis. "Frank Gari". TeenageHeaven.org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- Greg Adams. "Music Weird interviews Frank Gari, teen idol and TV theme composer". Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "Frank Gari - Chart History". Billboard.com. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
- Byrnes, Mark. "That Adorable Local Ad That Defined Your Childhood Ran in 100 Markets". CityLab. Atlantic Monthly Group. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
- Hill, Michael P. "12 stations that used Frank Gari's 'Hello' image campaign". Newscast Studio. HD Media Ventures LLC. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
- "Jingle Sheet Music Folio Books". 1983. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
- Frazer, Bryant. "Warner/Chappell Production Buys Frank Gari's Music Assets". StudioDaily.com. Access Intelligence, LLC. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
- Production Music acquires music assets of Franck Gari Productions and Gari Communications "Warner/Chappell Production Music acquires music assets of Franck Gari Productions and Gari Communications (press release)" Check
|url=value (help). Warner/Chappell Production Music. Warner Music Group. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
- "Gari Music". NewsMusicNow.com. Retrieved 15 August 2018.