Musician, Creator Of Schoolhouse Rock Dies

Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 16:52:07-04

(CNN)-  From "Conjunction, Junction," to "I’m Just a Bill," his upbeat tunes helped educate thousands of viewers about simple math functions, rules of grammar and the legislative process.

Bob Dorough, the creator of ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ has passed away at age 94. He had previously been diagnosed cancer, but there his cause of death has not been released.

Dorough, a jazz pianist and vocalist, wrote his first ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ tune after a New York advertising executive approached him in 1971. The executive said his sons couldn’t multiply and asked Dorough to set the multiplication tables to music.

He is most likely remembered for the song "I’m Just a Bill" which broke down how a bill becomes a law.