Bob Dorough (1923 - 2018), "Schoolhouse Rock" musician

Bob Dorough (1923 - 2018),

Bob Dorough, who wrote numerous songs for ABC's Schoolhouse Rock! animated series, has died in Mt. Bethel, Penn.

Dorough died of natural causes at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, according to The Associated Press. Dorough sang on it, and the pair teamed up again four years later for "Nothing Like You" from Davis' Sorcerer LP.

Bob Dorough, whose career began as a composer, arranger and singer in the booming NY jazz scene of the '50s and '60s before he became the musical keystone of Schoolhouse Rock! The result was "Three Is a Magic Number", and it worked so well that Macall's agency created a storyboard and pitched it to Michael Eisner, who ran children's programming for ABC. He released his first album, "Devil May Care", in 1956, and the title track would go on to be covered by Miles Davis, among others. The executive said his sons couldn't multiply and asked Dorough to set the multiplication tables to music. It was Dorough's only vocal contribution to the 1978-79 Science Rock series, though he did write "Electricity, Electricity", which another performer sang. Dorough wrote and/or performed many of them, not including "I'm Just a Bill", which famously was spoofed on Saturday Night Live in 2014. It featured reinterpretations of the now-famous tunes, including Dorough compositions "Conjunction Junction" (Better Than Ezra), "Three Is a Magic Number" (Blind Melon), "Electricity, Electricity" (Goodness) and "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here" (Buffalo Tom).

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Dorough has also produced three albums with the prestigious jazz label, Blue Note Records.

Dorough remained active all his life.

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