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 Vince Guaraldi

Vince Guaraldi

Original Name Vincent Anthony Dellaglio
Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 6 Feb 1976 (aged 47)
Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Star of the Sea, Row 40, Grave 8
Memorial ID 8790 · View Source
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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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  • 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 .