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15 November 2007

Sesame Street Fever

Grover, Ernie, Bert and Cookie Monster strut their stuff for Sesame Street Fever.

By the late 1970's, Sesame Street had established itself as a forerunner in children's educational television.

In 1977, Sesame Street dipped into the disco craze with the release of the Sesame Street Fever album. This Saturday Night Fever parody featured our favorite Muppets dressed in full Bee Gees/John Travolta splendor, complete with Grover in a white disco suit!

Interesting to note is that original Bee Gee Robin Gibb appeared on 3 of the album's 6 tracks. According to the LP sleeve: "Robin Gibb appears courtesy of his children - Melissa and Spencer Gibb"...

Sesame Street Fever ended up being a surprise commercial success both in terms of chart performance and sales. It was the Sesame Street franchise's first charting album, peaking at #75 on Billboard's Pop Albums Chart. It was also certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The interior of the gatefold LP.

An ultra-rare 45 rpm single from Sesame Street Fever.

images: (1-2) goofspot.com
(3) unknown source



Blogger stinkypaw said...

That is soooo cool! Do you have that LP yourself?

5:38 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

I actually do.

It comes from a family where the mother played it for her kids, therefore it stayed in unusually good condition...

12:24 pm  
Blogger Cindi said...

I totally had that album. Thanks for the throwback. Was trying to tell my husband about it and he didn't understand...Goggle Image rocks!

11:49 pm  

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