Guitarist Jimmy Page (born 1944): “Everyone’s approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it’s all valid.”
Pacifist folk-singer, (born 1941) Joan Baez: “The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.”
Poet, Lascelles Abercrombie, born 1881 (died 27th October 1938): “No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word; he knows it is on the spoken word, and the spoken word only, that his art is founded.”
Other birthdays today include Kim Mathers (celebrity???), Crystal Gale, Gerald Durrell, Richard M. Nixon, Lee Van Cleef, Wilbur Smith, Susannah York and Kate Middleton(!)
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