In addition to all of this, Don was also a respected staff guitarist at Motown Records and a member of the Wrecking Crew. In 2007, he was inducted into the Musician’s Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
Peake got his start doing movie soundtracks a year before The Hills Have Eyes, with the documentary The Legend Of Big Foot (1976) and the comedy Moving Violation (1976) and has done music for feature films and television ever since. You’ll find Don’s music in the exploitation film Black Oak Conspiracy (1977), horror films like The House Where The Devil Lives (1981), The Prey (1984), Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs (1991) and many more. Most will know Don’s musical work for the Knight Rider TV series. And yes, that includes the memorable theme song you can’t seem to get out of your head since the eighties.
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