Rocking out, “Peanuts” style!

Rocking out, “Peanuts” style! 

Posted: 2:12 pm Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

By Pete Rizzo


When the world gets too heavy for me (and it’s been happening a lot in recent months), I love taking temporary refuge in cartoon silliness. This time around, the fun frivolity is brought to you by Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang.


A friend of mine turned me on to this a few days ago (Thanks, Douglas Vanderwinckel). This is the first one I was shown and it’s a great rendition of an equally excellent Chicago tune. It gives me instant joy watching Linus channel his inner Peter Cetera,…

,…Charlie Brown finding an appropriate vehicle for his angst in Freddie Mercury,…

,…Lucy evoking Ann Wilson’s fury in ‘Barracuda’ better than any other Peanuts character,..

,…and, of course, Pigpen doing Neil Peart proud with his rendering of the brilliant mid-song drum fill in “Tom Sawyer”.