In 1975, Marx wrote the news theme for Chicago station WBBM-TV, based on an old folk song "I Love Chicago, Chicago My Home." The theme was very popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when WBBM was the top-rated station in the market. Other CBS-owned stations soon began using the theme. The 10-note melody has since been incorporated into other news music packages, most recently "The CBS Enforcer Music Collection" by Gari Communications.
Marx moved to Los Angeles with his youngest son in the summer of 1981, 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.
Marx was injured in a car crash in Las Vegas in 1997, and died shortly thereafter in Highland Park, Illinois.
|Short description||American musician|
|Date of birth||April 12, 1924|
|Place of birth|
|Date of death||August 12, 1997|
|Place of death|