Plank’s own extremely creative Office Manager Colin MacKenzie did a wonderful interview with the last surviving member of the Vince Guaraldi trio.

“2010 marked the 45th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas on television.

It was the first Peanuts animated special and it launched an empire. Critics have suggested that without the Vince Guaraldi jazzed up sound track that tv special never would have had the same impact. The tv special, the sound track, all of that almost never happened. A Charlie Brown Christmas is the result of a perfect storm of circumstance and talent.

Drummer Jerry Granelli grew up in San Francisco but now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the last surviving member of the Vince Guaraldi trio that recorded the now classic soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Jerry Granelli and producer Colin MacKenzie decided that it was time to head back to San Francisco and remember how that sound track came together 45 years ago.”