In Memory

Richard W. Shores - Class Of 1935 VIEW PROFILE

Richard was born in Rockville in 1917 and died in 2001 Encino, Califorinia at the age of 83.  You can see more information in his profile, The Class of 1935 (RHS Fight Song), and THE ROX FIGHT SONG section.

This picture above honoring Dick  was taken 10 years prior to his death on June 21, 1991 at age 74.

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05/17/09 11:27 AM #1    

Billy Gene Hill 66 (1966)

Per Kenneth Martin(37), Richard "Dick" Shores (35) composed the music and cousin and classmate Glen O'Laverty (along with Frank Beeler) wrote the words to the Rockville High School Fight Song and dedicated it to the 1935 Basketball Team. Dick and Glen went on to graduate from Indiana University. Dick went on to become a famous Hollywood composer of many of the episode theme scores of some of TV's most memorable TV shows. His credits include episode scores to Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Virginian, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, The Dick Powell Show, Walt Disney World, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hawaii Five-0, Burke's Law, Rawhide, Wild Wild West, Jericho and many others. He also wrote many musical scores for movies. The Richard Shores Orchestra released an orchestral LP called Emotions in 1957. He did score the theme song for the show Whispering Smith. He did the opening teaser theme: "Nervous" for the Dick Powell Show. He wrote the episode background scores for many of the TV listed above. He spent the 80's and 90's writing concert music, some of which was performed and published. Shores himself assembled 12 cues from his late 60's TV scores into a privately released LP Score.
He died of a stroke in Encino, California at the age of 83. (Information and website bio link provided by Gregg and Debby Martin Schrader)
Click below to go to his profile page and see an interesting news article and pictures of Dick and his partner. Dick wrote the music and his cousin classmate Glen O'Laverty, (along with Frank Beeler from Clinton) wrote the words to the Rox Fight song.

See Dick's long list of accomplishment and credits at
His bio is quite impressive.

06/16/09 10:39 PM #2    

Susie Green (Hall) (1966)

You can check out Mr. Shores' accomplishments and bio at

A very interesting guy, born in Rockville, Indiana in 1917.

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