The Info List - Euel Box

Euel Box (born December 31, 1928, in Georgetown, Texas)[1] is a music producer, composer, arranger, and trumpeter who has written major film scores[2] and radio jingles for major markets.[3]


1 Early years

1.1 College 1.2 Post college 1.3 Songwriter 1.4 Family

2 Film scores 3 Awards 4 Jingles 5 References 6 External links

Early years[edit] College[edit] Box studied composition at the University of North Texas College of Music in the 1950s and earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in June 1951.[4] and continued post-graduate studies in composition through the early 1950s. One of his composition teachers was Violet Archer, resident composer. He was classmates with undergraduate student composer Larry Austin, Eloy Fominaya and graduate students Robert Gauldin and Clifford Shipp. Before studying at North Texas, Box spent his first two years of college (1948–49 & 1949–50) at Southwestern University. Post college[edit] Box played trumpet in the United States Marine Band; produced music (composed, arranged, recorded, conducted) for major radio markets in the North America, London, Luxembourg, and Australia. He composed film music for Braniff International Airways, Dr. Pepper, Buick, the United States Navy, Haggar Slacks, Zale Corporation, Texas Instruments, LTV Aerospace, and Bell Helicopter. Songwriter[edit] Box was a songwriter for several films, including Benji, For the Love of Benji, The Double McGuffin, Hawmps!, and Oh Heavenly Dog. He recorded and conducted for various artists including Stevie Wonder, Boz Scaggs, Glen Campbell, Lou Rawls, Charlie Rich, and Chet Atkins. As a recording artist, he has 2 albums. In 1974, Euel, as composer, and his wife, Betty, as lyricist, received a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Song — "I Feel Love" — from the film Benji. The song also earned the two a 1974 Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination in the same category — Best Original Song. In that film and other projects, his chief collaborators were Betty Box
Betty Box
and Joe Camp. His songs included, "I Feel the Love," "Sunshine Smiles," "Multiplicity," "Live for Today," and "Somebody Who Really Cares."[3] Family[edit] Box married Betty Ruth McCrary and had three children. Film scores[edit]

1974 — Benji

"I Feel Love"

1976 — Hawmps! 1977 — Charge of the Model T's 1978 — For the Love of Benji 1978 — Benji's Very Own Christmas Story

"Multiplicity" ("I Am What People Think of Me")

1979 — The Double McGuffin 1980 — Oh Heavenly Dog 1987 — Benji
the Hunted

Awards[edit] Benji
earned Euel Box and his wife, Betty, a 1975 nomination for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe award
Golden Globe award
for Best Song From a Motion Picture.[3] The award-winning song was "I Feel Love." Euel wrote the music and Betty wrote the words.[5] Betty also studied music at North Texas, graduating in 1952[6] and, with Euel, started college at Southwestern University
Southwestern University
in 1948-49. Jingles[edit]

"Frito Twist/How To Twist" — advertising promotion for Frito-Lay. "Frito Twist/How to Twist" was recorded in Dallas, Texas, by the PAMS Jingle Studio. "Frito Twist/How to Twist," Fritos promo 45rpm (1962) "My Home Town" jingle on YouTube
produced by PAMS, composed by Euel Box, et. al


^ Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997, Texas Department of State Health Services (microfiche), digitally republished by www.familysearch.org ^ "Euel Box". The New York Times.  ^ a b c ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, fourth edition, compiled for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
by Jaques Cattell Press, New York: R.R. Bowker
R.R. Bowker
(publisher) (1980), pps. 52 & 53 OCLC 7065938, 41386928 ^ Commencement Program for North Texas State College, June 3, 1951 ^ The Musical Boxes Score, by Connie Hershorn, Dallas News, March 30, 1975, Sec. C, pg. 1 ^ Hollywood Press Presents Golden Globe to Betty and Euel Box for 'Benji' Score, NTSU Notes (University of North Texas College of Music newsletter), January 1976, pg. 9

External links[edit]

Euel Box on IMDb Dallas jazz artist, Roger Boykin, interview mentioning Box PAMS
story Photos from PAMS Story of the jingle, My Home Town, by Euel Box

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Song


"Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1961) "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1964) "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1965) "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
(1966) "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe (1967) "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand (1968) "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen


"Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini (1970) "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1971) "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf (1972) "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1973) "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box (1974) "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975) "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks (1977) "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978) "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom


"Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore (1980) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager (1981) "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1982) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder (1984) "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder (1986) "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (1987) "Let the River Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon/"Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
(1988) "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken


"Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
(1990) "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken (1991) "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen (1993) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John (1994) "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken (1995) "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996) "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner (1997) "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa (1998) "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Phil Collins


"Things Have Changed" Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000) "Until..." Music and lyrics by Sting (2001) "The Hands That Built America" Music and lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge
The Edge
& Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.
(2002) "Into the West" Music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
& Frances Walsh (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
& David A. Stewart (2004) "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) "The Song of the Heart" Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson (2006) "Guaranteed" Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
& T Bone Burnett (2009)


"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren (2010) "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry (2011) "Skyfall" by Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012) "Ordinary Love" by U2 and Danger Mouse (2013) "Glory" by Common and John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (2015) "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "This Is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

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