Yesterday, Generation X lost one of the most iconic Saturday morning musical composers, Bob Dorough who passed away at 94. Dorough is known for his compositions written for the 1970’s and 80’s Saturday morning cartoon series, Schoolhouse Rock which was filled with educational but fun and memorable shorts centered around various characters. Some of the favorites that he wrote both the music and lyrics for are Multiplication Rock , Conjunction Junction, Lolly, Lolly Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here and Three is The Magic Number. Dorough also wrote the song Devil May Care, which jazz great Miles Davis recorded as an instrumental version.
My generation will surely miss this musical genius who made us enjoy learning in a very and magical way.