David Rose (June 15, 1910 – August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie , Highway To Heaven and Bonanza as well as others under the name "Ray Llewellyn". In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.
Friday August 18 is Hawaii Statehood Day - *We will be sharing many of the popular songs of The Islands this week to commemorate Hawaii Statehood celebrations. More about Statehood Day*