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|Birth name||Edward Woodley Kalehoff Jr.|
September 1, 1945 |
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Edward Woodley "Edd" Kalehoff Jr. (born September 1, 1945) is an American television music composer who specializes in compositions for television.
Composer of about 1,000 pieces, mainly for television, his credits include many of the music cues used on The Price Is Right (although the 1972 theme is officially attributed to Sheila Cole ) and the Nickelodeon game show Double Dare; a music package for ABC Sports that updated and expanded the Monday Night Football theme; the 1991 theme song for Labatt Blue Jays/Expos Baseball on TSN in Canada; music for WNBC-TV's famous 1992 promotional campaign "We're 4 New York"; and many television news music and station image packages used on stations such as WEWS-TV in Cleveland, WJBK-TV in Detroit, and WNYW-TV, WCBS-TV and WNBC-TV in New York City. The NBC Stations package composed in 1995 for WNBC was used by the station until 2003. Due to its long run as the music package for WNBC, it is widely known in the Tri-State Region. His most recent work is the new theme for the PBS NewsHour as part of a new on-air look launched on July 20, 2015.
Kalehoff is a noted keyboard player, being a featured performer in the documentary film Moog and keyboardist for several albums by The Roches. He was prominently featured in a 1973 television commercial for Schaefer Beer as "Edd Kalehoff at the MOOG synthesizer" playing his rendition of the company's jingle.
He was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. His father Edward Woodley ("Woody") Kalehoff Sr. was a well-known musician who played piano in the White House for both presidents Roosevelt and Truman. He was married to Broadway actress and singer Andrea McArdle, and their daughter Alexis has appeared in many Broadway productions. The couple divorced in August, 2011. He has two sons, Max and Rex, from his first marriage.
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