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50 Years Young: How The Music Of 'Sesame Street' Keeps Up With The Times

Sesame Street team members Dr. Rosemarie Truglio and Bill Sherman discuss writing songs for the iconic show over the years.

Bushwick Bill, performing at Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 5, 2018. The rapper died June 9, 2019 following an earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images hide caption

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Bushwick Bill, Of Houston Rap Group Geto Boys, Dead At 52

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God's Side is the Best Side Bushwick Bill
Piazza Venezia Bottin & Rodion
Glass Hania Rani
Superstition Stevie Wonder
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Up, Up and Away Hugh Masekela
Backlit Fabrizio Lapiana
Time Is the Enemy Quantic
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50 Years Young: How The Music Of 'Sesame Street' Keeps Up With The Times

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What I Am Will.I.Am & Sesame Street
Moyo La Welo Madalitso Band
Sky Host Perko
Stimpak Sun Electric
Nanjing Road East Shanghai Restoration Project
Vegas Calvin Harris
Glazed Dylan Sitts
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One Million of Years

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A Musical Brain May Help Us Understand Language And Appreciate Tchaikovsky

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Being Yourself Anna Meredith
The New Pollution Beck
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