4/8-10/1983 – ‘Music Ed Meeting NYC’

Jim’s embrace of all types of music was evident from the range of styles and performances showcased on his first show, Sam and Friends, and in a big way on The Muppet Show. Fraggle Rock’s original music also celebrated the diversity of expression available through song. It was clear from Jim’s experience on Sesame Street that music was a great educational tool, too, and he was enthusiastic about pursuing a suggestion from his colleague Jocelyn Stevenson about focusing a television show on it. Read about the development of this project which, in 1988, emerged on television as The Ghost

Abstract musicians created by Jim for an animated short film featuring the music of Chico Hamilton, c. 1963.

Michael Frith’s flute design for Fraggle Rock.

John Percival’s illustration of Mel and Moto from The Ghost of Faffner Hall, late 1980s.

Read more from Jim Henson’s Red Book in Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal available from Chronicle Books.of Faffner Hall.

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