28 November 2006

The Other Man Behind Charlie Brown

It's always fun to learn something new about something as iconic as Charlie Brown, the Peanuts, Snoopy, and that pathetic little xmas tree.

We've been to the Charles M. Schultz Museum, seen all the television specials. I even have that fabulous book about the making of the 1965 television special.

But, even though he wrote some of my favorite music, I never knew much about Vincent Guaraldi, the man who wrote the music for the first Charlie Brown television show -- and the next 16 before his death in 1976.

NPR today did a very interesting little tribute to Guaraldi, with some background on how he came to work on the special. You can find that interview here.

More about Vincent Guaraldi will be found here.

More about the museum here.

The book can be found here.

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