(CBS) — Today is the 40th anniversary of ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ animated educational videos loved by millions today.
WBBM’s Keith Johnson spoke with the creative mind who helped make learning fun.READ MORE: Girl, 17, Dies After Being Shot In West Elsdon
Bob Dorough was an ad musician making making a living in New York when an agency challenged him to put the multiplication tables to music.READ MORE: Chicago Fire Paramedic's Cap Grazed At Stroger Hospital; Man Killed In Shooting Nearby
“It took me two or three weeks to come up with ‘Three Is A Magic Number,’” said Dorough. “I wrote ‘Three is a Magic Number’ and they loved it and more or less said write more and write more.”
Dorough said his favorites are “Three is a Magic Number” and “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here.”MORE NEWS: Simeon Football Team Plays Without Fans In Bleachers After Slayings Of Two Students This Week
Dorough is humbled and blown away by a new generation of Youtube fans. Not bad for a musician who thought “Three is a Magic Number” would end up as part of an instructional workbook.