“19th Nervous Breakdown” selected as theme song for new CBS drama Miami Medical

“19th Nervous Breakdown” selected as theme song for new CBS drama Miami Medical

BURBANK, Calif. (April 7, 2010) – The rock stars of medicine meet the greatest rock band of all time as the Rolling Stones’ iconic track “19th Nervous Breakdown,” written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, serves as the main title theme to MIAMI MEDICAL, the new action-drama series from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, airing Fridays at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

“19th Nervous Breakdown,” the classic Rolling Stones track from ABKCO Music and Records, will make its debut over MIAMI MEDICAL’s opening credits during the show’s second episode, “88 Seconds,” airing Friday, April 9. The recording is also featured in CBS’ on-air and online promotional spots for the series.

“Music has always been an important element in our films and television programs,” said Jerry Bruckheimer, “and now one of the most timeless songs from the iconic Rolling Stones will open each MIAMI MEDICAL episode. The song is a great match because the lyrics apply to all the characters in the trauma ward who can relate to a nervous breakdown in one way or another. We’re excited to have made the arrangement with ABKCO Music and Records.”

MIAMI MEDICAL is a fast-moving drama about a team of expert surgeons who thrive on the adrenaline rush of working at one of the premier trauma facilities in the country, while drawing upon their wit and irreverence to survive on the edge. As part of the Alpha Team at one of the top trauma hospitals, these professionals exclusively treat patients with life-threatening injuries, and they excel in the “golden hour” – the 60 minutes after being critically injured when a patient’s life hangs in the balance. They truly are the rock stars of medicine.

Jeremy Northam (The Tudors, Gosford Park), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield, Empire State), Lana Parrilla (24, Spin City, Swingtown, Boomtown), Elisabeth Harnois (One Tree Hill, Pretty Persuasion, Point Pleasant, Strangers with Candy) and Omar Gooding (Baby Boy, TV’s Barbershop, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Playmakers) star in MIAMI MEDICAL, from Bonanza Productions Inc. and Skim Milk Productions in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. The show was created by Jeffrey Lieber (Lost, Family Practice, Tuck Everlasting), who executive produces with Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI series, Cold Case, The Amazing Race), Jonathan Littman (CSI series, Cold Case, The Amazing Race) and Steve Maeda (Lie to Me, Lost, Day Break, CSI: Miami). KristieAnne Reed (Dark Blue) is the co-executive producer.

Recorded in 1965, “19th Nervous Breakdown” was released in February of 1966 as a single, hitting #1 on the New Musical Express (NME) chart in the UK and reaching #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in theU.S. It subsequently appeared on the band’s first greatest hits compilation – Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass) – in March of 1966. The Rolling Stones performed the song as the centerpiece of one of their The Ed Sullivan Show appearances that same year.

Formed in London in 1962, the Rolling Stones have long been one of the most influential and successful bands in the history of popular music. As award-winning rock critic Anthony DeCurtis declares on the band’s own web site, “It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the Rolling Stones in rock & roll history. The group…distilled so much of the music that had come before it and has exerted a decisive influence on so much that has come after. Only a handful of musicians in any genre achieve that stature, and the Stones stand proudly among them.”

ABKCO Records, licensor of “19th Nervous Breakdown,” celebrated a milestone in the band’s amazing career with the release of Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set, documenting the epochal live recording where the words “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” were used for the first time to describe them as they took the stage at Madison Square Garden in November of 1969.