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Peter Thom, from the cover of his 1972 solo album

Peter Thom is a songwriter, singer and musician who has written songs or music for several Muppet/Jim Henson Company related projects. He composed music for Aliens in the Family (credited to the company, Manic Moose Music, which he formed with composer Joe Carroll). Thom and Carroll also composed for the first season of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Sesame English (including the theme song) and Kermit's Swamp Years. With Carroll or others, Thom also wrote songs for Sesame Street, including direct-to-video projects, and the theme and songs for Telling Stories with Tomie DePaola.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Thom released his own self-titled album in 1972. He soon teamed with songwriter Phil Galdston, and they co-wrote the hit "Why Don't We Live Together" for Barry Manilow. The songwriters also recorded as vocalists, as the duo Galdston & Thom, on the 1977 album American Gypsies and the team wrote the songs for the 1983 film D. C. Cab (with Mr. T). Thom has continued to write music for children's television, including the Playhouse Disney animated series Stanley, the PBS revival of Zoom, and Fetch with Ruff Ruffman.


Sesame Street

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

Kermit's Swamp Years

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