Sad to note the passing of Andy Williams.Posted: September 26, 2012 Filed under: The parting glass | Tags: music, television Leave a comment
One of my mom’s favorites. One of everyone’s mom’s favorites, back in the 60s.
From USA Today:
Williams passed away Tuesday after a year-long battle with bladder cancer. He was 84.
Williams, who was one of the most popular vocalists of the 1960s as well as an avid golfer, died at home in Branson, Mo., where he owns the Moon River Theatre. Moon River — by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini — was one of Williams’ signature songs. On Twitter, fans are saying farewell to our “huckleberry friend.”
Williams was also well-known in the 1970s and ’80s for his Christmas television specials. Known for his affable, easy-going personality, he hosted the Grammys, the Golden Globes and the People’s Choice Awards numerous times.