Tom Scott is a musician and composer born in Los Angeles, California. His father, Nathan Scott, was also a musician and composer, who composed the theme from the TV series Dragnet. Tom Scott became an in-demand session player very early in his career, and in 1972 the young jazz musician was asked to compose the soundtrack for the Twentieth Century Fox film Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Since then, Scott has carved out a successful career as a soundtrack composer (including TV series' Starsky and Hutch and The Streets of San Francisco), as a solo recording artist (thirteen Grammy nominations, three of which he won), and as a musical collaborator with artists like singer Joni Mitchell, The Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney (sax solo on the Wings hit single 'Listen to What the Man Said'), Kenny Chesney, The Carpenters, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Blondie, Eddie Money, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, The Blues Brothers, Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra.
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- Tom Scott official website
- Variations on a Theme, by John Roche - 'Simian Scrolls' #14 (2007)
- Planet of the Apes, by Phil Edwards - 'Starburst' Issue #16 (1979)