|Sesame Street character|
|First appearance||December 18th, 1974|
|Voiced by||Richard Hunt|
The typically amusing sketch would have him become frustrated by his inability to think of the final line to well known songs such as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb", and react by banging his head on his piano. However, a reporter observing him, Kermit the Frog, would then help Don by suggesting some suitable lyrics. As a result, Don would be inspired to suddenly come up with a whole alternative lyrical composition to the familiar children's songs, which he immediately plays with a full arrangement without any rehearsal with a line of backup singers that suddenly appear from the next room.
Don Music debuted in 1974. After reports that children were imitating him by banging their heads against things, Don was dropped from the show. Don Music will return in Season 45 to be performed and voiced by David Rudman. 
Don kept a picture of Sesame Street songwriter and composer Joe Raposo on the wall (although it was never actually identified as such), as well as a bust of Ludwig van Beethoven (possibly a reference to Schroeder) on his piano, which he addressed as "Ludwig" when apologizing for his failure as a composer or otherwise verbalizing his feelings. In at least one episode the bust is of William Shakespeare, which he addressed as "Bill."
Don's inability to write a song and constant banging his head against the piano is spoofed in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode "Show Stoppers". Suffering from writer's block, the character Scootaloo repeatedly bangs her head against the piano shouting, "I'll never come up with anything! Never! Never! Never!"
- "An interest in children". The Gazette. NewsBank. September 19, 1996. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
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