Walter Murphy, Oscar Nominee
Walter Murphy got an Oscar nomination today for his theme song from Ted. (Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, his co-nominee.) You might remember Murphy for his #1 pop hit from 1976, A Fifth Of Beethoven. Murphy's follow-up single, Flight '76, was a cheesetastic disco version of Flight Of The Bumblebee. It got to #44. He never charted again. Murphy also wrote the theme for Family Guy.