“Being young isn’t about age, it’s about being a free spirit. You can meet someone of 20 who’s boring and old, or you can meet someone of 70 who’s youthful and exciting. I met Fred Astaire when he was 72 and I was 21, and I fell in love with him. He certainly was a free spirit.” — Twiggy

Born on this day in 1918 (or 1915) mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Lyubomir Pipkov (1904) and conductor Kurt Sanderling (1912).

Happy 81st birthday composer Yevhen Stankovych.

Happy 73rd birthdays to tenor Bonaventura Bottone and countertenor Jeffrey Gall.