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Bob Dorough, who set numbers and grammar to music in 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' dies at 94

Bob Dorough, who set numbers and grammar to music in 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' dies at 94

Bob Dorough, a pianist and singer who performed with jazz greats Charlie Parker and Miles Davis but was perhaps best known for his whimsical compositions for the animated video series "Schoolhouse Rock!," died April 23 at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. He was 94.

His wife, Sally Shanley Dorough, confirmed the death but did not cite a specific cause.

Before "Schoolhouse Rock!," which first aired in 1973, Dorough (rhymes with "thorough") had pieced together a modest career as a performer and songwriter. He was the music director for boxer Sugar Ray Robinson's short-lived foray into show business in the 1950s and had made a few albums that...

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