Category Archives: The Muppets

Muppets-Billy Joel connection: Toots Thieleman’s harmonica

Picking up the boys early from school tomorrow, and heading up to New York for Sesame Street 45-th anniversary exhibit at Lincoln Center, which is followed by the Tough Pigs Sesame Street Muppet Vault. Last year, we headed up with my oldest only, to see the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.

Thanks to Retolder Kevin, I just learned that Toots Thieleman is the amazing harmonica player on both Billy Joel’s Leave A Tender Moment Alone and in the closing theme song for Sesame Street. That’s one of the biggest connections there are between these two amazing things: The Muppets and Billy Joel. Being a dual super-fan, this is a pretty huge piece of news.