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Robert Fontenot

In the Spotlight: Andy Williams

By September 27, 2012

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The sound of pre-rock Middle America at a time when the country's culture seemed to be unraveling at the seams, Andy Williams and his soothing, warm tenor were a necessary component of the entertainment industry. So much so, in fact, that the "Emperor of Easy" also ruled the TV world... and became the King of Christmas. Learn all about the late, great "Moon River" singer and his life and career here in my latest profile.

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September 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm
(1) IDLERACER says:

The original German lyrics to THIS are a bit hard on the ears. I like the way this old relic from the Wiemar Republic was anglicized for American consumption in the same matter that “Mack The Knife” (and later, “Whiskey Bar”) were.

September 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm
(2) slaughton says:

There will never be another like him. I know that’s an old cliche’, but I think in this case an accurate one. Williams charted in unfamilair waters during the 1960′s and 70′s. Can think of very few ,who were over the age of 30, that resonated with the Babyboomers of that era. Especially with the type of music that he sang. But good music is just good music, no matter what genre, and Andy Williams proved that time and time again.

Love Story, Moon River, The Hawaiian Wedding Song, Are You Sincere, Lonely Street, Can’t Get Used To Losing You, Where Do I Begin, Are You Sincere, Dear Heart, just to name a few of the hits that he had. He will be missed.

October 2, 2012 at 8:46 am
(3) SASSYGAL says:

I agree totally with Slaughton. There probably never will be another like Andy Williams.
His smooth,ear-friendly voice was enjoyed and recognizable to everyone old and young.
Ask anyone over the age of 30 to name or sing an Andy Williams song and they can probably know two or more by heart.
Not only that,Andy played a big part in bringing other celebraties to the forefront, such as The Osmonds.
We will truly miss you, Andy! Thank you for the music.

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