Ray Anthony


Ray Anthony is a veteran bandleader, trumpter, songwriter, and actor who became famous beginning in the late 1940s. His long string of mostly instrumental hits includes "Count Every Star" (1950, later also a hit for Donnie & The Dreamer), "At Last" (1952, later also a hit for Etta James), and the title themes to the TV shows, "Dragnet" (1953), and "Peter Gunn" (1959). With Frank Sinatra, he had a Top 20 hit in 1955 with "Melody Of Love."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Can Anyone Explain? (1950)
  • Count Every Star (1950)
  • Harbor Lights (1950)
  • Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) (1950)
  • Sentimental Me (1950)
  • Undecided (1951)
  • As Time Goes By (1952)
  • At Last (1952)
  • Dragnet (1953)
  • Peter Gunn (1959)

Pop charts debut year: 1949

Years active: 1936 - present

Genres: Big band, jazz, swing

Labels: Capitol, Aero Space


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