By | November 19, 2021
Dave Frishberg Death

Dave Frishberg Death – Dave Frishberg peacefully died at his home in Portland Oregon on Wednesday 17, 2021. The jazz musician, an accomplished singer, and pianist had a long career writing silly, witty songs. Dave was the “Schoolhouse Rock!” songwriter and musician, who created the iconic tune “I’m Just a Bill” that has been taught to generations of American students. His death was made known by his wife April Magnusson on Wednesday. Frishberg is survived by Magnusson, his wife of two decades, and his two sons.

April Magnusson wrote on Wednesday, “We are saddened to report that Dave passed away today, after battling illness for several years.  As a result, we are suspending the campaign, but your thoughts and support are always welcome.” The musician spent most of his life in Los Angeles before he relocated to Portland, Oregon in 1986. In 1971, he moved to Los Angeles to write songs for “The Funny Side,” an NBC variety show starring Gene Kelly, according to a report.

Frishberg was born March 23, 1933, in St. Paul Minnesota. As a child, Dave showed a keen interest in drawing as well as jazz and blues music, inspired by his brother Mort, who had been a self-taught pianist. He became popular as a regular in New York City’s village music scene as an accomplished pianist. In 1962 Frishberg recorded and published his first tune, “Peel Me a Grape”, which launched his career after it was covered and made famous by singer Blossom Dearie, the paper said. The musician spent most of his life in Los Angeles before he relocated to Portland, Oregon in 1986, where he worked with singer Rebecca Kilgore. The cause of death was not made known.

Photo Credits – New York Post via Twitter.