The Day Cole Porter Died
Cole Porter died on October 15, 1964 in Santa Monica, CA.
Reportedly, his last words were, “I don’t know how I did it.”
The picture I’ve selected isn’t one where he’s smiling. That’s because his last years were pretty bleak, honestly. Not long after this picture was taken, the leg that had given him pain for over 20 years was finally amputated.
And he never wrote another song.
Around the time that this photograph was taken, he was writing what would end up being his very last song called “Wouldn’t it Be Fun?” You can read the lyrics here, if you like. But they might make you cry.
I think it’s the saddest song he ever wrote.
What’s your favorite Cole Porter tune?
(Next week, I’ll finish up my “Do the Math” series of posts about time management, but today, I wanted to take a moment to remember the death of my fellow Peruvian.)