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    Video: Kronos Quartet Celebrates Sesame Street's 40th with Return to Show Visit

    Sesame Street, that much-loved PBS children's television series, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Tuesday, and Kronos Quartet has offered its own best wishes to the festivities by revisiting its appearance on the show. Back in 1987, Kronos stopped by Sesame Street to walk one Big Bird through the ins and outs of the string quartet, becoming in the process one of the few groups who could possibly perform "Purple Haze," the Jimi Hendrix classic, so fittingly on the show. (The group had recorded a version of the song to close its eponymous Nonesuch debut from the previous year.)

    You can watch the segment here, via the Kronos channel at youtube.com:

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Video: Kronos Quartet Celebrates Sesame Street's 40th with Return to Show Visit

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Sesame Street celebrated its 40th anniversary on Tuesday, and Kronos Quartet has offered its own best wishes by revisiting its appearance on the show. In 1987, the group stopped by Sesame Street to talk with Big Bird about the string quartet, becoming in the process one of the few groups who could possibly perform "Purple Haze," the Jimi Hendrix classic, so fittingly on the show.

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Sesame Street, that much-loved PBS children's television series, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Tuesday, and Kronos Quartet has offered its own best wishes to the festivities by revisiting its appearance on the show. Back in 1987, Kronos stopped by Sesame Street to walk one Big Bird through the ins and outs of the string quartet, becoming in the process one of the few groups who could possibly perform "Purple Haze," the Jimi Hendrix classic, so fittingly on the show. (The group had recorded a version of the song to close its eponymous Nonesuch debut from the previous year.)

You can watch the segment here, via the Kronos channel at youtube.com:

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