I don't want Bob's birthday tomorrow to pass unremarked, but you can't move for press and internet pieces - what more is there to say? So I'll just pass on this Peanuts strip from 1971 (courtesy of Expecting Rain)
... and note that I'm off to see John Cale this evening. He's also 69 as of today, but he'll be staying that way till next March. Real talent doesn't come with a Best Before date.