Mark Barkan

Mark Barkan (with Ted Hayes) created additional music and lyrics for Waltz of the Stork Boogies.

Marcus Barkan (July 4, 1934 – May 8, 2020) was an American songwriter and record producer. He was also a musical director for the television show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, which aired between September 7, 1968, and September 5, 1970, lasting two seasons, on NBC.

Barkan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and started his career as a writer in the Brill Building….

In 1966, Barkan was responsible for producing the album Psychedelic Moods, by The Deep, which has been credited as the first psychedelic album. Barkan also wrote songs for many other artists, and was involved in “cult” bands as well. He and Ritchie Adams co-wrote songs for The Archies, The Monkees, and for many other recording artists in the late 1960s. The team of Barkan and Adams was instrumental on the Banana Splits project, and they also wrote and produced all the songs for Toomorrow, a 1970 sci-fi musical, produced by Don Kirshner, which starred Olivia Newton-John as a band member. –Wikipedia

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightWaltz of the Stork Boogie 1984-85 Season