My Cork Pinboard, ca. 1968

When I was about 14, I had a cork bulletin board where I pinned up pictures of all my idols. I remember every face I had on there. This is that board, recreated.
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Love this shot of the young Virginia Stephen (later Woolf).  Her nephew Quentin Bell's biography of her may actually exceed her novels.

Author Virginia Woolf, portrait by George Charles Beresford.

The late Artur Rubinstein, whose Romanticism and sheer joie de vivre set him apart from the other giants of the keyboard.  He knew the secret Horowitz never mastered - that playing music is like making love. I bought all his records and stood in line for hours when he came to Providence in 1972, to be sure to snag a seat onstage right next to the pianist.  A never-forgotten afternoon.

Artur Rubenstein, Polish pianist /wonderful interpretations of the the music of Chopin The 10 Greatest Pianists of All Time - Classical Music - Limelight Magazine

I was 14 when Daniel Cohn-Bendit became the face of the '68 revolution... I cut this pic out of Newsweek. So he was haut bourgeois. At least he never became a sell-out.

I was 14 when Daniel Cohn-Bendit became the face of the revolution. I cut this pic out of Newsweek. So he was haut bourgeois.

Here's a better image to convey what the Guarneri, and Arnold Steinhardt, looked like back in the day. I'd say they were the first string quartet to make chamber music "sexy".

Here's a better image to convey what the Guarneri, and Arnold Steinhardt, looked like back in the day. I'd say they were the first string quartet to make chamber music "sexy".

Arnold Steinhardt, first violin, Guarneri Quartet.  He was so tall and handsome back in 1968.  There was a Sunday Times Magazine feature about the then-young quartet. I fell hard for him.

Arnold Steinhardt, first violin, Guarneri Quartet. He was so tall and handsome back in There was a Sunday Times Magazine feature about the then-young quartet. I fell hard for him.

As a kid I was entranced by the invention of new chemical elements and thought Glenn Seaborg was the bees' knees. Or is it bee's knees?

Glenn T. Seaborg pointing to Seaborgium (element on the Periodic Table of the Elements

Ozawa was my conducting idol in teen-age. Seeing him lead a performance of Mahler's 8th at Tanglewood may well prove to have been the musical high point of my entire existence.

Ozawa was my conducting idol in teen-age. Seeing him lead a performance of Mahler's at Tanglewood may well prove to have been the musical high point of my entire existence.

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