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Jim Henson

voc, 1936-1990 US, Greenville, Mississippi
Songwriter / Producer of Children's Music
A.k.a. James Maury Henson

James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, songwriter, musician, actor, film director, and producer. Best known as the creator of the Muppets, Henson was a regular in television series and films from the mid 1950s until his death at age 53. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, Henson began developing puppets while attending high school. While he was a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, he created Sam and Friends, a five-minute sketch-comedy puppet show that appeared on television. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in home economics, he produced coffee advertisements and developed some experimental

  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Children's Music
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Spoken Word
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Henson King of Eight on Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 1 by Sesame Street
Bufferin: Memories on Manhattan Research, Inc. by Raymond Scott

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Jim Henson: A Sesame Street CelebrationJim Henson1991Compil.
The Dark CrystalJim Henson1982Single
Rainbow ConnectionKermit The Frog, Rowlf, Jim Henson1979Single
Tick-Tock SickJim Henson1960Single
Rainbow Connection / Movin' Right AlongKermit The Frog, Jim HensonSingle
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