Bob Dorough

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Dorough in December 2005

Bob Dorough (born Robert Lrod Dorough; December 12, 1923 – April 23, 2018) was an American bebop and cool jazz pianist, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and producer.[1][2] He was born in Cherry Hill, Arkansas and was raised in Texas.

He was best known as composer and performer of songs from Schoolhouse Rock!, a series of TV cartoons that appeared on Saturday mornings in the 1970s and 1980s. He worked with Miles Davis and Blossom Dearie, and his adventurous style influenced Mose Allison.

Dorough died on April 23, 2018 at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania of prostate cancer at the age of 94.[3][4]

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  1. Bob Dorough Filmography Archived 2013-06-30 at at The New York Times
  2. "The Voice Of 'Schoolhouse Rock' On The Series At 40". National Public Radio. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. "Bob Dorough, 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Performer and Writer, Dies at 94". The Wrap. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  4. "Bob Dorough Dies at 94". The Arkansas Times. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.

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