It Happened 50 Years Ago: Henry Mancini and His Orchestra “Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet”

Composer Henry Mancini and his orchestra made fifteen appearances on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, largely with pieces featured on television and in films. Mancini and his orchestra’s biggest hit was their only number one hit, “Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet” from the 1968 film Romeo & Juliet. Exactly 50 years ago, that theme climbed to the top of the chart to begin a two-week reign.

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