It started off when elmo sang the ABC song, a highly musical and emotional form of the song that we all know, and were taught, in kindergarten.
Elmo's actual name is Thomas O'Callaghan, an immigrant from Ireland, he started out as a highly disturbed child growing up on the lonely streets of ireland, he was ridiculed by the kids, daily. He never knew his parents. It was documented that Callaghan got into many knife fights, and was often put in jail for his rough conduct. After a year of misconduct, he was adopted by a man by the name of Joan Ganz Cooney, otherwise known as the infamous creator of Sesame Street.
As a young boy he was afflicted from a rare and horrible condition called El Cabello Rojo, translated literally, means the Red hair in spanish.
Elmo was afflicted with another rare disease where his scrotum did not grow properly, hence his high toned voice. Despite these setbacks, elmo took a career into singing with the help of Joan Ganz Cooney who took him under his wing, and gave him financial support.
Elmo enjoyed a long and prosperous career and became a worldwide known singer. His albums topped the charts at regular intervals, one of his greatest songs, "Baby, the ABC's arent good enough for me" was Number 1 in 1972 for 3 months.
Sesame street was his best career he ever undertook, with such classics as, "The ABC song" and "How to tie your shoe"
Elmo is still very alive today, although retired from sesame street, he is an active member of the NRA and donates regularly to the give.org foundation, he once stated in a Denver Colorado convention "We cannot, we must not, turn to violence, a gentleman must allow his words to do his fighting. But whenever my family is in danger, and when there is no other alternative, I know that my Desert Eagle 50 Action Express will serve me best."
Indeed, elmo music did inspire emo music, as it inspires me, and you, to do our best, through singing, and overcoming obstacles.
Dedicated in memory of Big Bird. 1969-2004.