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I was told, ‘My sons cannot memorize their times tables — yet they sing along with Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, and they get their words.’

—Bob Dorough, who composed, conducted and even sang much of Schoolhouse Rock’s music, on the idea for "Multiplication Rock," the very first series of Schoolhouse Rock shorts. Hear the full interview from Weekend Edition.
Believe it or not, Schoolhouse Rock is 40 years old.

    I was told, ‘My sons cannot memorize their times tables — yet they sing along with Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, and they get their words.’

    —Bob Dorough, who composed, conducted and even sang much of Schoolhouse Rock’s music, on the idea for "Multiplication Rock," the very first series of Schoolhouse Rock shorts. Hear the full interview from Weekend Edition.

    Believe it or not, Schoolhouse Rock is 40 years old.