The Talented Musician Behind the Classic Animated Educational Series ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’

Great Big Story spoke with the great Bob Dorough, a brilliant musician who performed with jazz greats Miles Davis and Blossom Dearie. 92-year old Dorough is most famously known for creating the wonderful classic animated educational series Schoolhouse Rock!, which ran from 1973 through 1985 and taught American children about numbers, grammar, history and government process through catchy, fun songs.

Bob Dorough composed the beloved “Schoolhouse Rock!” songs that taught us elementary school math and grammar. The Grammy-winning musician has also worked with Miles Davis and jazz pianist Blossom Dearie. Dorough is 92 years old, still performing and has not forgotten the function of conjunctions.