Hear the report by KUAR's Michael Hibblen.
"You can listen to "'Three is a Magic Number", Bob Dorough's song from the Schoolhouse Rock pilot, below. The three minute lessons were set to music and taught mathematics, grammar, civics and science.
According to CNN, Bob Dorough's educational songwriting began when he was approached in 1971 by a NY advertising exec whose sons could not multiply. "I mean, they were captive audiences every Saturday morning".
Now you can function in "Conjunction Junction!" That concept became the song "Three Is a Magic Number" and the project would become the Grammy-nominated Multiplication Rock.
Robert Lrod Dorough was born on December 12, 1923, in Cherry Hill, Ark.
Bob Dorough plays piano.
Born in Arkansas and raised in Texas, Dorough fell in love with music after joining the band at his high school in Plainview, Texas. Sometimes, the musicians would perform their own tunes.
"He was part of this great jazz scene from the '50s with Blossom Dearie and all these people that he got to be on "Schoolhouse Rock" to sing", said Koch.
Berks Jazz Fest is mourning the loss of one of its many musicians.
He sang for trumpeter Miles Davis' "Blue Xmas", displaying a humor similar to what would be featured on the television series.
Watch a few of Bob's most famous Schoolhouse Rock clips, and listen to '90s indie rock tribute Schoolhouse Rocks Rocks (with Pavement, The Lemonheads, Biz Markie and more), below.
"As a community fixture, as a legend in the jazz community, something to be learned by him was to let your guard down and give", said Lou Rogai.
"They discover me again, playing at bars!".
A funeral is tentatively scheduled for Monday in Mount Bethel.