Two cover variations for the 1964 release of “Music for Monsters, Munsters, Mummies & Other TV Fiends” The Exciting Sound of Milton Delugg and his Orchestra. Cover illustration by Jack Davis top and the cast of “The Munters” bottom. Both on Epic.
Milton DeLugg is the composer of “Hooray for Santy Claus,” the catchy theme song for the low-budget motion picture Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. In 1958 he produced Buddy Holly’s famous record, “Rave On.” DeLugg enjoyed a long association with Chuck Barris, beginning as arranger of the original theme to The Newlywed Game in 1966. From 1976 to 1980 he was musical director of The Gong Show. DeLugg often appeared on the show as a comic foil, in the characters of bad joke teller Naso Literatus and philosopher Old Drool. DeLugg’s venerable “Hoop Dee Doo” became a fixture on The Gong Show and was used whenever the contest winner was chosen.