Joe Raposo

Joe Raposo
1937 - 1989

Joe Raposo  American Songwriter


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American Songwriter Joe Raposo was born Joseph Guilherme Raposo on 8th February, 1937 in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA and passed away on 5th Feb 1989 Bronxville, New York, USA aged 51. He is most remembered for Sesame Street. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

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First Name Joe
Last Name Raposo
Full Name at Birth Joseph Guilherme Raposo
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th February, 1937
Birthplace Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
Died 5th February, 1989
Place of Death Bronxville, New York, USA
Cause of Death Lymphoma
Buried Union Cemetery, Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Songwriter
Occupation Songwriter
Claim to Fame Sesame Street
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, blues
Music Genre R&B, Children's
Year(s) Active 1965–1989
Music Style Soul, Sing-Alongs, Educational, Smooth Soul
Music Theme School, Parenthood, Family Gatherings
Music Mood Carefree, Sweet, Amiable/Good-Natured, Fun, Happy, Innocent, Naive, Playful, Silly, Sugary, Whimsical
Instrument (text) Vocals, keyboards
Associated Acts Clark Gesner, Tom Lehrer, Nile Rodgers

Joseph Guilherme Raposo, (February 8, 1937 – February 5, 1989) was an American composer, songwriter, pianist, singer and lyricist, best known for his work on the children's television series Sesame Street, for which he wrote the theme song, as well as classic songs such as "Bein' Green" and "C Is For Cookie". He also wrote music for television shows such as The Electric Company, Shining Time Station and the sitcoms Three's Company and The Ropers, including their theme songs. In addition to these works, Raposo also composed extensively for three Dr. Seuss TV specials in collaboration with the DePatie-Freleng Enterprises: Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977), Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980), and The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982).

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