Bill Conti: Music For Underdogs

Most people know it as the "Theme From Rocky," but the official title of the original Rocky soundtrack title song is called "Gonna Fly Now." It was scored by Bill Conti, with lyrics (only 30 words long!) by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins. The vocals were performed by...

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Avildsen’s Underdogs: Rocky

Rocky reveals this back story to Adrian on their first date, at a vacant ice-skating rink: "Yeah – My ol' man, who was never the sharpest, told me – I weren't born with much brain, so I better use my body." This small detail starts the underdog engine of the first...

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