Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Don't know, but I hear they have harps a-plenty

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."