|Please, let there be no bagpipes|
This is the anniversary of the death, in 1988, of composer Frederick Loewe. Upon the death of his collaborator, Alan Jay Lerner, in 1986, Loewe said:
"It won't be long before we'll be writing together again. I just hope they have a decent piano up there."
Also on this day, in 1975, comic novelist P. G. Wodehouse died. He once wrote:
"It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them."