(Born: April 12, 1924, Chicago, IL - Died: August 12, 1997, Highland Park, IL)
He married Ruth Marx (née Guildoo) and had a son, Richard Marx, from that marriage.
Marx played piano from childhood, and got his professional start playing in nightclubs in Chicago. In the 1950s he accompanied Helen Merrill and released several albums under his own name. Starting in the 1960s, he worked extensively in advertising and wrote some of the most popular jingles for brands such as Ken-L Ration, Doublemint, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Dial Soap, Arm & Hammer, and Nestle Crunch. In 1968, he composed the fight song for the Chicago Blackhawks, Here Come the Hawks, which is still used today. Marx moved to Los Angeles in 1986, where he scored films such as A League of Their Own and Edwards and Hunt and TV shows such as Fudge. He arranged for popular musicians such as Joe Cocker, Yoshiki, and his son, Richard Marx.
Dick Marx Discography Tracks
- 1 Vocals
- 40 Instruments & Performance
- 26 Writing & Arrangement
- 17 Conducting & Leading
- 1 Production
|Dick Marx, John Frigo||Dick Marx, John Frigo - Too Much Piano (Album)||Brunswick||1955||Sell This Version|
|CRL 57088||Dick Marx, Johnny Frigo*||Dick Marx, Johnny Frigo* - Piano Solos With Bass Accompaniment (LP, Album, Mono)||Coral||CRL 57088||US||1957||Sell This Version|
|CRL 57151||Dick Marx, John Frigo||Dick Marx, John Frigo - Delicate Savagery (LP, Mono)||Coral||CRL 57151||US||1957||Sell This Version|
|Dick Marx||Marx Makes Broadway (Album)||Omega Disk||US||1958||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|U-7002||Dick Marx||LIFE Magazine Presents The Original Musical Score From MAG (10", S/Sided, Promo)||N. Jay Norman Associates||U-7002||US||1963||Sell This Version|
|none||Dick Marx||'64 Ford Introduction Show Sounds (7")||FORD||none||US||1963||Sell This Version|