Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

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Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Donald Isler » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:27 pm

Wishing a very Happy Birthday tomorrow, June 7th, to our friend and colleague, Lance! Hoping he has a wonderful celebration and enjoys many years to come with music, and everything else that is meaningful in his life! And with thanks for the help and encouragement he has given to me, and many other musicians!
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:58 pm

I've met Lance, and it is difficult to believe that he is 70 or even close. I also think his youthfulness is reflected in the unabated enthusiasm of his posting on a wide range of listening interests. I half expect to be too jaded to work up that kind of enthusiasm before I'm 60, let alone 70. Then when one considers the vigor required to be a piano technician and classical DJ at the same time, while also maintaining such a great message board, it becomes clear that we're talking about something truly wondrous.

Happy birthday, Lance, and forgive me for not coming up with an image or anything special, because I'm just in awe.

Kind regards,

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by some guy » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:06 pm

Indeed!

All the best on your day, Lance. (You don't look a day over 69, you know, I'm seriously!)
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by John F » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:44 pm

Welcome to my decade, Lance! There is life after 70. All the best.
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by josé echenique » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Happy Birthday dear Lance!!!!

And remember, the 70´s are the new 50´s :-)

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Ricordanza » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:16 pm

Best wishes for a Happy Birthday to Lance, and a big "Thank You" for enabling CMG to continue and thrive.

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by absinthe » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:54 pm

Many happy returns and all good wishes for the years to come! Hope you have a great day!

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Werner » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:08 pm

If you can consider anyone seventy years YOUNG, look at our riend and CMG quiding spirit, Lance. Knowledge, enthusiasm for music, and just a good friend and guide - many happy returns, Lance!
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Wallingford » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:51 pm

Lance,

Two of my beloved aunties have passed this milestone in the last three weeks....you are in very hallowed company!

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Never mattered we were always ok
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Agnes Selby » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:23 pm

Happy birthday, dear Lance and many thanks for all the knowledge
you impart to us.

Kind regards,
Agnes.

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Allen » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:31 pm

Lance

Happy birthday!

Thanks for creating this forum and looking after us.

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by THEHORN » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:43 pm

Happy birthday Lance ! You don't look your age at all ! Long may you reign as fearless leader of CMG !











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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by IcedNote » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:32 am

Have a great one, Lance! Hopefully our paths will cross at some point in the near future. :)

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Lance » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:37 am

What can I say? I am honoured by so many comments and congrats on reaching the Mighty 70th. I cannot believe it myself that I have reached this point. I didn't mind 50, 60 or even 65. But 70!!! I don't feel it, and I attribute to no wrinkles (yet) to my mother, who had lovely, wrinkle-free skin to the end. I have (so far) had a wonderful life in music and many other roads. The other little aches and pains I don't complain about. You know, Gemini people always have at least two roads to go down (the twins) and, fortunately, I have had more than that and they have all given me something special. I love people nearly as much as great music and I have met many wonderful folks and friends right here on CMG! This forum has given us all a vehicle to air our thoughts, likes and dislikes on the music that is important in our lives.

In truth, I have been celebrating my 70th now for about 10 days. I had a surprise visit from my sister, who drove over 900 miles (each way) and it really was a surprise. My daughter came from NYC even though I asked both of them NOT to trek here just for a birthday celebration. This gathering/party was arranged by three musicians/pianists/singers who invited about 30 people for a "two-floor" event. I was "roasted" royally, but loved every minute of it. There was lots of music ... opera, song, and all the rest. I am deeply honoured, to say the very least.

A present from the Mrs. could only be opened on June 7th, though I have been looking at this big box in our dining room since May 4th. It was a Keurig "Special Edition" coffee brewer (which also brews teas, hot chocolate, etc.) using little "pods" (pre-measured miniature cups holding the coffees, teas, etc.) I've wanted one for a year now. At precisely 12:01 a.m. on June 7th, I opened the box, set up the unit and enjoyed my first brewed cup of outstanding coffee. (I refused to wait until the morning.) I could not be happier! (I've recently read where coffee—decaf or otherwise—is now considered good for you. I shall test that out for sure!) Daughter presented me with a huge number of a variety of these little "pods."

So, again, thank you for being there, for all your good thoughts and wishes which I hope will come your way when it is your "turn!"

—Lance

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Seán » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:46 am

Lance, you are one of life's greatest gentlemen and a true scholar. I want to wish a you very Happy Birthday and may you have the health and happiness to enjoy many, many more of them, bless you.

Happy Birthday Lance from a fellow Gemini.
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Teresa B » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:44 am

Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lance!!!
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by lennygoran » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:50 am

Donald Isler wrote:Wishing a very Happy Birthday tomorrow, June 7th, to our friend and colleague, Lance!
Definitely! Happy Birthday Lance and thanks for all you do for keeping this Forum going! Regards, Len

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Ted Quanrud » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:37 am

Happy Birthday, Lance!

May you enjoy family, friends, music AND your new coffeemaker for many years to come.

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by maestrob » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:07 am

Many, many happy returns of the day from a fellow Gemini! May you enjoy life and your new coffeemaker 8) for decades to come :!:

........and many thanks as well for all the work you do maintaining this forum and keeping us all informed about the world of recordings and music in general.

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by karlhenning » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:20 am

A very happy birthday, Lance!

Cheersissimo,
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by stenka razin » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:45 am

Lance, Happy 70th Birthday, my friend. I wish you all the best now and in the future. You have provided us with a quality forum and a wonderful gathering place for classical music lovers. You are also a witty and deeply serious guy. It is always a pleasure to read your thoughts and see your eye popping personal discographies of your recordings. May you have many, many more birthdays, m8.:D :D :D :D


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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by living_stradivarius » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:31 pm

Happy Birthday Lance
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Holden Fourth » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:42 pm

Many happy returns for a milestone birthday Lance. May there be many more.

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Chalkperson » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:05 pm

What is all this talk of 70, I've met him, he does not look day over 75...Happy Birthday, Herr Von Hill... :D :D :D
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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by david johnson » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:15 pm

it's Lance day! partypartyparty..... :D

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Re: Happy 70th Birthday, Lance G. Hill!

Post by Ken » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:10 am

Lance, sorry that I didn't jump into this thread yesterday! I belatedly wish you all the best from Düsseldorf and hope that you had a great, music-filled celebration yesterday.
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