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Sesame Street Turns 45

| November 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Forty-five years ago today, on November 10, 1969, Sesame Street premiered on PBS television stations and went on to become the most widely viewed children’s television show in the world. It was one of the first programs to combine research with television production and, as a result, was the first children’s program with a set educational curriculum. The creators discovered that children learn better when their lessons are paired with music, so they pushed the envelope and brought in musical guests well known by parents, and in the process created another generation of fans.

For those of us who were one of 77 million kids who grew singing along with Sesame Street’s guest artists, here’s a walk down memory lane with 12 of our favorite classic musical moments. Enjoy!

JAMES TAYLOR – “Jelly Man Kelly”

JOHNNY CASH – “Nasty Dan”

STEVIE WONDER – “Superstition”

RAY CHARLES – “I Got A Song”

PAUL SIMON – “Me and Julio”

BILLY JOEL – “Just The Way You Are”

LITTLE RICHARD – “Rubber Duckie”

PATTI LABELLE – “The Alphabet Song”

SMOKEY ROBINSON – “U Really Got A Hold On Me”

B.B. KING – “The Letter B”

DIANA ROSS – “Believe In Yourself”

CAB CALLOWAY – “Hi Di Ho Man”

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  1. Lydia says:

    I love John Denver! But I think his appearances were all on The Muppet Show, and not Sesame Street (but I could be totally wrong…). There is a great one of him with the muppets doing “Grandma’s Feather Bed” that’s worth a watch!

  2. melanie says:

    Where is John Denver?

  3. These are the BEST! Thanks for posting these, Lydia:)

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