- Moon River (great tune, and Andy's signature number)
- Born Free (watched this movie with my parents and loved the movie and the song)
- The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (perennial favorite from his beloved Christmas TV specials)
- Where Do I Begin (the theme to Love Story) (OK, I am secure enough in my manhood to publish this--I read Love Story as a kid, and I feel this song is Andy's masterpiece)
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
My parents were teens when Andy Williams and Elvis Presley both had their first big hits in the mid-50s. If children are to believe everything their parents tell them, my folks preferred Andy's wholesome, middle-America style to Elvis' gyrations.
This much is true: as a lad in the 60s I remember hearing and enjoying these songs at home:
I can also remember a cherished 8.5 x 11 program with Andy's portrait on the cover. This program was brought out and displayed every year at Christmas time.
The 84-year-old entertainer died at his Branson home following a yearlong battle with bladder cancer. He continued to perform into his 80s.His legacy includes the Moon River Theater in Branson, MO, a book by the same name, thousands of recordings, and millions of fans.
Rest In Peace