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cumberlandreds
09-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Andy Williams passed away this morning in Branson Missouri after suffering from bladder cancer for the last year. I will always remember his Christmas specials that were on every year when I was young. He was most famous for singing Moon River.


http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/publicist-emmy-winning-tv-host-moon-river-crooner-andy-williams-died-article-1.1168520 (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/publicist-emmy-winning-tv-host-moon-river-crooner-andy-williams-died-article-1.1168520)

redsmetz
09-26-2012, 12:15 PM
My brother-in-law was born in 1956 while his Dad was in the Navy stationed at Norfolk. Williams would play clubs out there and his folks got to know him when they were there. From time to time, Williams would tell his folks to go out on a date and he'd watch Pat for them, so he can say Andy Williams was his babysitter.

cumberlandreds
09-26-2012, 12:20 PM
^ Great story RM!

Here's a youtube of him singing Moon River. It really doesn't get much better than this.

Andy Williams - Moon River 1960's performance - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flm4xcOyiCo&feature=player_detailpage)

JaxRed
09-26-2012, 12:22 PM
Moon River

Moon River - Andy Williams - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jgIezosVA)

Can't get used to losing you

Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You (Year 1969) もう離さない - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hFXy7nc-P8)

Theme from Love Story

Andy Williams -(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story (1971) ある愛の詩 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad9SV2rb4Ns&feature=related)

757690
09-26-2012, 12:28 PM
Loved The Andy Williams Show as a kid. Always waited for that Bear to show up and ruin the show. And his Christmas specials were some of the best too. I remember him best for this song:

http://youtu.be/73UqDX_quk0

westofyou
09-26-2012, 12:51 PM
Another slice of my childhood gone... shed a tear Dancing Bear

vaticanplum
09-26-2012, 07:40 PM
Andy Williams was nuts about my gramma in high school; they attended Western Hills together. She allowed him one date and he wanted more, but she refused. Sometimes I tease her by saying she really missed the boat on that one. Then I remember that if she had gotten on that boat, I wouldn't be here.

RichRed
09-27-2012, 02:22 PM
My brother-in-law was born in 1956 while his Dad was in the Navy stationed at Norfolk. Williams would play clubs out there and his folks got to know him when they were there. From time to time, Williams would tell his folks to go out on a date and he'd watch Pat for them, so he can say Andy Williams was his babysitter.

It's very possible my dad was at some of those same shows. He grew up in Norfolk and would've been the right age, and I know he was a big Andy Williams fan.