Yes, folks, today is the 46th anniversary of Lanza's death, and to mark the occasion I've written a brief tribute for the wonderful grandi-tenori.com site. Linz also features prominently in it!
"Before we know it, it'll be 50 years since Mario's passing. I confidently predict that at that time, his star will be shining even more brightly than now. Remember Tibbett's prediction that it would take 50 years for humanity to grasp Mario's brilliance? Such an irrepressibly effervescent spirit will never be quelled. Non ti scorderemo, Mario."