Happy Fourth of July from Nesi’s NotesJuly 4th, 2012 at 5:00 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Nothing like a little “Schoolhouse Rock” to get you in the mood to celebrate, right?
As I discovered last year at this time, the “Fireworks” cartoon was made in 1976 – the year of the nation’s bicentennial – and the singer is Grady Tate, a famous jazz musician. The catchy music and lyrics are by Lynn Aherns, who wrote the musicals “Ragtime,” “Seussical” and “Once on This Island.”
• Related: 18th-century Rhode Islanders weren’t feelin’ the U.S. Constitution (Dec. 23, 2010)