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Meet the 92-Year-Old Composer Behind Schoolhouse Rock

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Not to unduly shame the American education system, but chances are Bob Dorough has had more of an impact on grammar fluency than any other individual in the 20th century.

That’s because Dorough, a Grammy-winning jazz pianist/vocalist/composer who played with Miles Davis (among others) was the composer behind the beloved Schoolhouse Rock, a short but incredibly influential series of educational cartoons from the 1970s and ’80s.

And thanks to Great Big Story, you can meet the 92-year-old Dorough through this short video. Dorough is still playing and composing – he released a new album just last year – and he looks back fondly on his time spent in the schoolhouse.

If you’ve ever recalled “I’m Just a Bill” to help you try and figure out Congressional logjams, you owe it to Dorough to watch this video.