The Magnificent Seven motion picture was based on The Seven Samurai and starred Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn.

Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner and Elmer Bernstein. Among the movie themes he composed: The Great Escape, Hawaii, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Ten Commandments and The Magnificent Seven. Here is a portion of the soundtrack.

During WW2 Al Caiola played with Bob Crosby and went into active combat at Iwo Jima. The G.I. Bill allowed him to study music, become one of the best studio musicians and go solo with hits like "Bonanza" and "The Magnificent Seven" in 1961.

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