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Vince Guaraldi

  • Original Name Vincent Anthony Dellaglio
  • Birth 17 Jul 1928 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Death 6 Feb 1976 Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Plot Star of the Sea, Row 40, Grave 8
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  • Memorial ID 8790

Musician. He was a talented jazz pianist best known for his composition of "Linus and Lucy", the Peanuts cartoon theme song. He made his first recordings as a member of the Cal Tjader Trio in 1953 and formed his own trio in 1955. In the early 1960s, he pursued his own projects by writing compositions full time. In 1963, he wrote and released the single "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" which won the Grammy for Best Original Jazz Composition. Shortly after his Grammy Award, cartoonist Charles Shultz hired Guaraldi to score the first Peanuts television special, a documentary called "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" in 1965. He then became an irreplaceable fixture to all subsequent Peanuts shows with compositions for "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "Linus and Lucy", "Red Baron", "Oh, Good Grief" and many others. He died of a heart attack in Menlo, California, at age 47.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vince Guaraldi (17 Jul 1928–6 Feb 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8790, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .