John Strauss, 90, Composer; Wrote Theme for 'Car 54'
NYTimes - about 6 years
There's a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn's broken out in fights. There's a traffic jam in Harlem That's backed up to Jackson Heights. There's a scout troop short a child, Khrushchev's due at Idlewild. Car 54, where are you? Ask almost anyone over 50, and the song pours buoyantly forth, evoking one of television's best-loved comedies. The lyrics, by