Friday, August 24, 2007

Happy birthday, A. S. Byatt and Mason Williams.

A. S. Byatt, the author of Possession, one of my favorite novels of literary detection, turns 71 today; and Mason Williams, the Grammy-winning composer of "Classical Gas" and Smothers Brothers show writer, turns 69. Go here for a Williams performance of "Classical Gas."


Unknown said...

Thanks for the Mason Williams mention. He was also wrote some songs for the Kingston Trio, a group I'm pretty fond of.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

An extraordinary aspect of "Classical Gas" is how many elements Williams brings together seamlessly in the song: classical guitar, classical music, and rock.