Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Schoolhouse Rock Song Writer Dies — Bob Dorough

What a sad day this is. Bob Dorough has died. Now his name might not be familiar to many people but the songs he wrote certainly where and are. He wrote Schoolhouse Rock!

From the Post:
Mr. Dorough became the music director for “Schoolhouse Rock!,” as ABC shaved three minutes off its Saturday morning cartoons to accommodate the instructional music videos. He composed 11 songs about the multiplication tables, skipping 1 and 10 — but including “My Hero Zero.”

The songs became so popular that Mr. Dorough couldn’t give a jazz performance without receiving requests for “Schoolhouse Rock!” songs, and he happily obliged.
As I read the story on Dorough I was amazed at how many of the songs I could recall remember all of the lyrics.

The next few posts are some of my favorites.

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