Gonna Fly Now – Theme From Rocky – Bill Conti (1976)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Gonna Fly Now – The Theme From Rocky by the Bill Conti. The record was released in 1976, on the United Artists record label and has been reworked into the the silhouette of a Wild Stallion inspired by Rocky’s nickname, The Italian Stallion.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Bill Conti, The Rocky Film Franchise, The actor Sylvester Stallone, Boxing, Wild Horses, Stallions or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
Media Artist/s: Bill Conti
Record Label: United Artists
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Stage & Screen

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Additional information about this, Bill Conti vinyl art.

Bill Conti – The Artist

William Conti (born 1942) is an American composer and conductor, best known for his film scores, including Rocky (and four of its sequels), The Karate Kid (and all of its sequels), For Your Eyes Only, Dynasty (and its sequel The Colbys) and The Right Stuff, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He also received nominations in the Best Original Song category for “Gonna Fly Now” from Rocky and for the title song of For Your Eyes Only. He was the musical director at the Academy Awards a record nineteen times.

Gonna Fly Now – Theme From Rocky – The Song

‘Gonna Fly Now also known as “Theme from Rocky”, is the theme song from the movie Rocky, composed by Bill Conti with lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, and performed by DeEtta West and Nelson Pigford. Released in 1977 with Rocky, the song became part of 1970s American popular culture after the film’s main character and namesake Rocky Balboa as part of his daily training regimen runs up the 72 stone steps leading to the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia and raises his arms in a victory pose, while the song plays. The song was written in Philadelphia. The song is often played at sporting events, especially in Philadelphia. Most notably, the Philadelphia Eagles play the song before the opening kick-off of every home game at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Male Horse (Stallion) – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the shape of a Stallion. A stallion is a male horse that has not been gelded (castrated). Stallions follow the conformation and phenotype of their breed, but within that standard, the presence of hormones such as testosterone may give stallions a thicker, “cresty” neck, as well as a somewhat more muscular physique as compared to female horses, known as mares, and castrated males, called geldings. Inspired by the nickname Italian Stallion.

Rocky is a 1976 American drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It is the first installment in the Rocky franchise. It also stars Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith. In the film, Rocky Balboa (Stallone), an uneducated, small-time club fighter and debt collector gets an unlikely shot at the world heavyweight championship held by Apollo Creed (Weathers). Stallone’s performance was also widely praised, and began his rise as a major film star. It grossed $225 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 1976 and is onsidered one of the greatest sports films ever made.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Solo Artist

Decade

70's

Gender

Male

Nationality

American

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