Steve Karmen


Steve Karmen (born January 31, 1937, Bronx, New York) is a composer, most famous for many radio jingles. He also composed several music scores for motion pictures during the 1960s, and performed briefly as a Calypso singer, achieving some recognition in Trinidad during that time. He has an extensive history of jingles written and composed by himself from 1968 to the beginning of 1980. Among his better known works are the New York State song, "I Love New York", the jingle Here Comes the King, the Exxon Song (1976), and Wrigley Spearmint Gum / Carry The Big Fresh Flavor (1973).